Why Talk To A Professional

Because your mental health deserves expert care. In a world where stress, anxiety, and life’s challenges can feel overwhelming, our team of experienced therapists is here to be your compass in the storm. Please don’t go through these struggles alone; let us help you find your way to calmer shores. Connect with us today, and together, we’ll work towards building a stronger and happier you.

Your Mental Health and School

What should you do if you’re dealing with mental health issues at school? The outcome depends on how long it’s been going on and how severe it is. If your mental health is affecting your schoolwork or activities, it’s important to talk to your parents or guardian.

Start by talking to your parents or guardian. Remember, you’re not alone in this. Before you go to your teachers or school officials and tell them about what you’re going through, have a conversation with your family. If you’re getting counseling or therapy, it’s a good idea to include your therapist in this talk. If your school needs to know about your mental health to provide accommodations, like adjusting your schedule or putting you in a special program, your parent or guardian should get the ball rolling.

Federal law says that public schools have to make “reasonable accommodations” for any ongoing health condition, including mental health issues that affect your school performance. But what those accommodations look like can vary depending on your situation and where you go to school. Your parent or guardian will be your best advocate to make sure you get the help you need from your school.

Figure out what kind of help you need. You and your parents or guardian should be ready to explain what support you need to do well in school. For example, if you need more time for tests, make sure to tell the school.

If you’re asking for big changes or long-term flexibility, like having therapy sessions outside of school every week, the school might ask for a note from your mental health provider to show that you really need it. They might also want to know what you’re doing to manage or treat your condition in general. You don’t have to give them all the personal or private details, but it’s fair for them to expect that you’re actively trying to manage your mental health if you’re asking for help.

Each state or school system has its own way of giving official or long-term help. Even if you get these accommodations, it’s still important to keep your teachers in the loop about how you’re doing, what’s working well, and where you’re having trouble. This way, they can work with you to make sure you do well in school.

The key to handling your mental health at school is to keep talking to your parents or guardians and the school staff. This will be an ongoing process where everyone works together to deal with the situation effectively. You’re not alone in this journey; your family, friends, healthcare providers, teachers, and school administrators are all part of your support team.