Parent and Student Mental Health Resources

Parent Resources 
This section of the guidance website will offer information to parents about topics that their child may be dealing with during their time at the high school. The information below is for parents to gain knowledge about ways to help their child stress, loneliness, and navigating the world of social media.
Student Resources
Being in high school, can be tough. Know that you are not alone as you navigate through your high school years. Information will be posted here to help with various topics. The information below currently is focusing on feeling stress, feeling lonely, and ways you can address some of those feelings. The counselors are available to help with any of these topics but this will allow you gather some information to help you understand your feelings or you are just looking for resources about these areas. 
Informational Websites
Mental Health Resources for Students and Counselors - this provides information about mental health. It gives information about many mental health issues, who treats mental health concerns, and how to receive help. This is a great resource to learn more about mental health. If you have concerns about your mental health, please contact your counselor for additional support. 
Grief Resources
Highmark Caring Place - The death of a loved one is devastating to a child. The impact can be overwhelming and the children and family often need support. The Highmark Caring Place can provide that support through its various programs. Below are a few of the pamphlets The Highmark Caring Place provides online. We have only included a few - please visit their site to access many more resources.
Neighborhood Kids - this is a family-based grief support program offered through Excela Health. It is designed to bring families together during a time of loss and sadness, utilizing alternative therapies such as art, music, and pets. Information can be found on the flier below. 
Norwin School District Support Resources and Services Page
Helpful Numbers
Text HELLO to 741741 and you will be able to text anonymously with a crisis counselor
Crisis Hotline of Westmoreland County - 1-800-836-6010
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
National Parent Helpline - 1-855-4A-PARENT (1-855-427-2736)