Proficient executive functioning is important for a student’s learning on any occasion, but is even more imperative during periods of acute stress and uncertainty, such as the present. As a parent, you may be wondering how best you can support your child. Here are five strategies for supporting your student's educational success.
Mental & Emotional Health
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Find a Suicide Hotline in Your Home Country: https://www.suicidestop.com/call_a_hotline.html
- Crisis Text Line: The Crisis Text Line is a free service.
- Montgomery County Emergency Services Mental Health Crisis Hotline: (610) 279-6100
- National Institute of Mental Health
- American Psychiatric Association
- American Psychological Association
- Active Minds: mental health awareness and education for young adults
- The Jed Foundation: works with young adults and schools to protect emotional health and prevent suicide
- The Trevor Project: programs to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning young people in crisis
- One Love Foundation: working to end relationship abuse among young people
- Super Better: bringing the psychological strengths and mindset of gameplay to real life
- Headspace: helping create life-changing habits to support mental health
- Guide to Living with Worry and Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty (available in 20 languages)
- 23 Guided Meditations to Help with Stress Reduction courtesy of TAO Connect
Perkiomen School works with a part-time counselor, Megan Deptula, LPC, who meets with students on campus by appointment.
Arrangements can also be made for outside counseling if needed or requested. Please contact Amber Goupil, Assistant Head of School for Student Life, to have a conversation.
Perkiomen School has partnered with the Penn Foundation to support both students and employees.
The Penn Foundation was founded in 1955 as a non-profit organization providing innovative services to address the mental health and substance use treatment needs of individuals in our community. In July 2021, Penn Foundation joined the St. Luke’s University Health Network, creating one of the largest fully-integrated networks of mental health and addiction services in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Together, St. Luke’s and Penn Foundation are committed to ensuring that the community has access to high quality behavioral healthcare.
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