Counseling & Mental Health
Counseling and Mental Health Resources
All TK-12 students at Sage Oak Charter Schools are to receive comprehensive and equitable School Counseling services as a required part of the students’ total educational program in order to prepare for successful grade-level transitions with necessary character, college, and career readiness skills.
Sage Oak Charter school counselors serve as educational leaders and advocates, implementing crucial initiatives that emphasize academic growth, personal and social development, and career and college preparedness. In line with the mission of the Sage Oak Charter Schools, the Counseling and Guidance Program remains focused on providing support that is personalized to meet the individual needs of each student.
Sage Oak counseling program provides preventive and remedial strategies through diverse avenues such as classroom guidance sessions, targeted counseling groups, one-on-one counseling sessions, and partnerships with community resources in the county the student resides. School Counselors also play a pivotal role in guiding students to fulfill high school graduation requirements and preparedness for a personalized career path for each student. In times of crises, emergencies, or traumatic events, the counseling team in collaboration with the school social worker will provide support to ensure student safety.
Please visit the School Counseling virtual classroom for more information on the counseling program.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among persons aged 10-14 and the second leading cause of death among persons 15-34, according to the Centers for Disease Control. If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, tell a school administrator, counselor, or trusted adult.
ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IN CRISIS?
You are not alone, and help is available. If you are located within the U.S., visit The Lifeline.
What You Need to Know
- Suicide is a complicated behavior. It is not caused by a single event such as a bad grade, an argument, or the breakup of a relationship.
- In 90% of suicides, there is an underlying, treatable mental disorder like depression or substance abuse.
- Mental disorders affect the way people feel and prevent them from thinking clearly and rationally. Having a mental disorder is nothing to be ashamed of, and help is available.
- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention lists the risk factors for suicide and frequently asked questions.
- Tips for PARENTS
24/7 Anonymous HELP LINES
- 1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service
- 1-800-843-5200 California Youth Crisis Hotline
- 1-866-488-7386 The Trevor Project for crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.