Student Mental Health
School Based Mental Health Counseling
St. Augustine High School in conjunction with the St. Johns County School District Student Services office and local area mental health service organizations offer on-campus mental health counseling services to students on a referral basis. Contact your student’s school counselor for more information.
Local Mental Health and Family Services providers in St. Johns County and surrounding areas
Suicide Prevention Life Line
Mental Health Information and Coping Strategies
The SAHS school counselors recently met with students in Coach Esguerra’s HOPE classes to discuss mental health. Mental health is a state of well-being that allows us to know our own potential. Mental health allows us to cope effectively with the normal stresses of life, to be productive, and to contribute to our community, family, school, friends and social groups. Mental illness a medical condition that interrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Mental illness often results in an inability to cope with the normal stresses of life. Mental illness can affect up to 1 in 5 adolescents. Click here to view the full presentation!
Student suggested coping strategies:
|Physical activity||Go fishing||Cooking||Watching videos|
|Exercising||Hunting||Baking cookies||Watching a favorite show|
|Working out||Punch a punching bag||Reading||Drawing|
|Weightlifting||Yoga||Journaling||Chilling with a friend|
|Boxing||Take a break||Writing||Taking a nap|
|Running||Go on a walk||Reflecting||Eating|
|Dancing||Go outside||Praying||Talking to someone|
|Playing sports||Deep breathing||Think about positive things||Venting|
|Horseback riding||4 box breathing||Playing an instrument||Going to the beach|
|Skating||Close your eyes, count to 10||Listening to music||Traveling|
|Swimming||Meditation||Singing||Spending time in nature|
|Football||Spending time with a pet||Taking a hot bath||Spending time with family|
|Basketball||Cleaning||Drinking a cup of hot tea or coffee|
|Surfing||Be productive||Playing video games|
Mental health issues can be managed, and we are here to help! Please reach out to the school counselors, teachers, deans, nurse, family, friends, health care providers, and spiritual leaders for support.