IMPORTANT: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for our students. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. HSE administration has compiled some mental health resources and talking points for discussing COVID-19 with our youth. Please check out the HSE District Mental Health webpage for more information.
A recent U.S. Surgeon General report indicates that one in five children and adolescents will face a significant mental health condition during their school years. Supporting mental health in students can remove barriers to learning and shift focus to the success of the whole child. Hamilton Southeastern Schools define mental health as a person’s overall emotional, psychological, and social well-being (mental health.gov). This differs from mental illness.
Southeastern Elementary has a full-time on site school counselor who works with students with crisis intervention, individual counseling, group counseling, and referrals.
HSE Schools also partners with Community Health Network to provide behavioral health services to students on-site in each of our schools. If you are interested in this service please reach out to your child’s school counselor to learn more.
- Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
- Child Protection Services 1-800-800-5556 or 1-877-433-0138
You may also use the HSE Report It! App
(available on the Apple App Store and GooglePlay), if you are concerned about the well-being of another student. If you have immediate concerns or are in danger, call 911.