Mental Health and Wellness Portal

What is Mental Health?

Coping with mental health concerns negatively impacts young people’s ability to meet the many demands of school, including cognitive demands for learning; social and emotional demands for making friends and behaving according to school rules, norms, and expectations; and physical demands for being active throughout the school day. Read more information about what is mental health.

Topics

Educational and Community Resources

COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children.

ABC's

ABC’s in St. Johns County schools refers to Attendance, Behavior and Character Counts!

B.R.A.V.E.

“Be Resilient and Voice Emotions”

Baker Act

Impairment of the mental or emotional processes that exercise conscious control of one’s actions or of the ability to perceive or understand reality.

Bullying Prevention

Unwanted and repeated written, verbal, or physical behavior, including any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture, by a student or adult.

Child Abuse

Intentional act that could reasonably be expected to result in physical or mental injury to a child.

Childhood Trauma

When a child feels intensely threatened by an event he or she is involved in or witnesses.

Community Resources

Available to support families outside of the academic day.

Counseling

Mental health professionals that assist families and connect them to community mental health resources.

Crisis Response

A team that focuses on addressing the emotional effects that may accompany a traumatic event.

Grief, Loss and Bereavement

Coping with the loss of a loved one in different ways.

Homeless

Provide activities for, and services to, homeless children, including preschool-age and unaccompanied youth.

MTSS / RtI

An assessment and intervention process for systematically monitoring student progress and making decisions.

Peer Support Groups

Peer support groups in St. Johns County School District include Link Crew, WEB (which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs”), and Sources of Strength.

Physical and Mental Health Correlation

Positive mental health is as critical to academic success as physical well-being.

Required Instruction for Students

Three State Board of Education rules related to health education topics have recently been approved for implementation.

Social Emotional Learning

Process to manage emotions, achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, have positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Substance Abuse

The harmful pattern of using substances—such as tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs.

Suicide Prevention

Suicidal thoughts or behaviors are both damaging and dangerous. Get resources for yourself or a loved one.

Threat Assessment

Behavioral approach to violence prevention that focuses on threats and other forms of student conflict.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Designed for adults who interact with young people experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge.