Counseling Department

Counselors are available for personal, social, and academic support.

Services include high school and post secondary planning, career exploration, and group and individual counseling. Counselors are also available for parent consultation. Appointments are appreciated.

The SLHS Counselors follow the American School Counselor Association Comprehensive Counseling Guidelines, and support the goals of the District's Strategic Plan.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

We can all help prevent suicide. Every year, the Suicide Prevention Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention.

World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10. It is a time to remember those affected by suicide, to raise awareness, and to focus efforts on directing treatment to those who need it most.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline Website

Learn the signs and how to have a hard but vital conversation with a loved one at
SeizeTheAwkward.org

If you are worried about a loved one, please reach out to a counselor or file an anonymous report at
Safe2Tell.org

In a Crisis

You are not alone, and help is available 24/7. You can reach out to the Crisis Text Line by texting SEIZE to 741741 or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

For support en Español, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at
1-888-628-9454. To speak with someone in Cantonese, Mandarin, Fujianese, Japanese, or Korean, call the Asian LifeNet Hotline at 1-888-628-9495.


If you are worried about a loved one, please reach out to a counselor
, administrator, or Officer Buckner, or file an anonymous report at Safe2Tell.org

LINKS:

Press Pause - The Ex Factor - Most of us have spent a little too much time obsessing over an ex's social media updates, but paying too much attention can make us feel stressed, anxious and stuck.

Dealing with loss - Losing someone we care about can be a hard thing to deal with emotionally. Learn more about how to deal with the loss of a loved one.

Suicide statistics - Learn the latest statistics on suicide, taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Treatment for suicide and suicide attempts - There are biological and psychological treatments that can help address the underlying health issues that put people at risk for suicide.

LGBTQ suicide and suicide risk - Learn more about prevention strategies, programs and practices that serve the unique needs of LGBTQ populations.

When a loved one has made an attempt - When someone you love attempts to take their life, it can evoke a range of strong emotions.

Additional Resources:

  • The National Domestic Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE

  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-HOPE

  • The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 866-331-9474

  • The Trevor Project's TrevorLifeline 866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678

All of these hotlines are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can offer advice based on experience and can help find local support and services.

How do I see my counselor? 2020-2021