Jeanne RoganGuidance Counselor Grades 7, 8 and 9MAPS Team LeaderDiversity Club AdvisorPSSA, PSAT, SAT, AP CoordinatorE-mail:
(570) 546-3127 x3250I'm excited for the 2021-2022 school year to begin! Please know that I am here to help and support parents and students in any way that I can as we make our way through the school year.Here are a few helplines and resources you can access if you are in need of support, but students, please remember that the best thing you can do is talk to an adult if you feel you need help.Crisis Resources
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Text PA to 741-741
- Crisis Text Line
1-844-SAF2SAY (723-2729)Additional Resources· CDC’s “Manage Anxiety and Stress”page provides what stress can look like and tips to manage that stress.· The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has a guide for parents and caregivers to help families cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).· Mental Health America has compiled a range of resources and information on their “Mental Health and COVID-19” page.· SAMHSA’s “Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks” page outlines the signs of stress and steps you can take to alleviate stress.· SAMHSA’s “Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health” page provides tips for social distancing, quarantine and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak.· SAMHSA’s “Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks” page provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak.· Vibrant Emotional Health’s Safe Space provides interactive coping tools to help users when they need it.· If you feel you or someone you know may need emotional support, please visit the Lifeline’s website at suicidepreventionlifeline.org for helpful resources or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline is free, confidential, and available to everyone in the U.S. You do not have to be suicidal to call the Lifeline.· The NYS Office of Mental Health’s “Managing Anxiety in an Anxiety Provoking Situation” resource page provides tips for all on how to manage anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.· If you’re worried that someone in your life may be suicidal, you can use the Lifeline’s 5 steps to help someone that may be in suicidal crisis.· PA Department of Education has a list of suicide awareness/ prevention education resources for students, parents, and schools.· The PA Parent and Family Alliance has compiled useful resources for families and providers across the state. Currently the list has over 200 resources in areas such as education, mental wellness, work, necessary services, art, relaxation, and much more.To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.........-Unknown AuthorDon't ever forget that others cherish you for who you are.........therefore, be yourself.