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Student & Family Mental Wellness Forum

Cabarrus County Schools will be hosting a Student & Family Mental Wellness Forum to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month! The event will open with a Keynote Speaker, Michele Gay. We will also have a provider fair including 20+ community mental health and wellness partners for students and their families to learn about resources that are available to them! There will also be food trucks and activities for school-aged children! Look forward to seeing you there.

Event Details

April 24, 2024

5:00-8:00 p.m.

Jay M. Robinson High School

300 Pitts School Road SW, Concord, NC 28027

 

Tap the link below for more information:

April 24 - Student & Family Mental Wellness Forum | Cabarrus County Schools (engagewithccs.com)

Health and Wellness

Health and wellness (physical and mental) are important considerations in students' ability to learn. Mental health is something we all have; it exists on a continuum. Ideally, we function from a place of wellness most of the time. The reality is that we all feel unwell sometimes. Perhaps we get a cold or maybe we have a more chronic physical condition that impacts our health but doesn't limit or define us (ex. allergies). Unfortunately, not all bouts of illness can be measured with a thermometer or lab test. Sometimes we need support for our mental or emotional health. It's okay to ask for help when we don't feel well (physically, emotionally, socially), and we can feel better with proper interventions and support.

The Cox Mill High School S3 Team has developed this webpage to provide resources and information for students and families seeking help related to mental health and wellness. If you have ideas or resources you would like to share, please see your school counselor or email Chelsea Wheeler, school social worker, at chelsea.wheeler@cabarrus.k12.nc.us 

Are you in a crisis?

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please immediately reach out to a caring adult for support. Friends are great supporters, but they may not have the resources or training to assist in a crisis. If you are in school, come to the S3 Office or talk with a trusted teacher, coach, administrator or support staff member (bring a friend for support if you are afraid). If you are not in school, here are some options to consider (list below). The most important thing is that you reach out for help. The person you initially contact may be your bridge to other resources that can change things for the better.

Caring adults who can assist you with connecting to help AT school:

*These staff members cannot provide mental health services, but they are wonderful, caring people who can help you connect with our S3 staff.

Caring adults who may be able to help you OUTSIDE of school:

  • Teacher*
  • Coach*
  • School Counselor
  • School Social Worker
  • School Psychologist
  • School Nurse
  • Administrator*
  • Support Staff* (office staff, custodians, etc.)
  • Parents or other Family Members
  • Friend's Mom or Dad
  • Trusted Neighbor
  • Physician or Medical Professional
  • Therapist
  • Law Enforcement
  • Clergy or Youth Leaders
  • Call a Hotline

Common Mental Health

Take a minute to learn more about common mental health and other challenges that can impact learning.

Visit this location often, as more resources will be added.

Addiction: QuitNow Tobacco Helpline

Addiction: Quitting e-cigarettes

ADHD

Anxiety

Depression

Panic Disorder

Community Resources for Mental Health

  • STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (S3 TEAM)

  • HOPE4NC

    North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (NCDHHS) has established the Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) to connect North Carolinians to additional mental health and resilience supports that help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis. It is available to everyone in North Carolina’s 100 counties during the COVID-19 crisis. 


  • RISE CLINIC

    The RISE Clinic expands CHA's services and programs aimed to increase access to evidenced-based, co-located Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) treatment, recovery support services, and clinic-based wellness by offering comprehensive Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to adults with OUD, ages 18 years and older.


  • LIVE WELL COUNSELING

    LiVe Well Counseling is a service of the Cabarrus Health Alliance with the primary goal of providing outpatient behavioral health services (therapy) for ANYONE 5 and older in our community who is interested in improving their overall mental wellness.


  • SUBSTANCE USE PREVENTION

    The Healthy Cabarrus Substance Use Coalition was launched in 2013 in response to the identification of mental health and substance use as a priority issue in the 2012 Cabarrus County Community Needs Assessment. In 2016 substance use was identified to be the #1 health priority in Cabarrus County.