Mental Health and Healthy Living

The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. 

Healthy Living are the steps, actions and strategies one puts in place to achieve optimum health. Healthy Living is about taking responsibility and making smart health choices for today and for the future. Eating right, getting physically fit, emotional wellness, spiritual wellness and prevention are all a part of creating a healthy lifestyle. 

The Park Hill School Community supports all students in their journey to living healthy.

In this Mental Health and Healthy Living section, you will find contacts for our school counselors and school social workers, as well as important resources.

Suicide Prevention

Park Hill is committed to serving students' mental health needs. No one is alone, and we encourage honest and direct conversations about students’ personal struggles. Talking honestly and directly about suicide helps students feel less stressed. Along with Tri-County Mental Health Services, we're hosting a parent night at 6 p.m. on Aug. 29 in room 225 of the district office room, 7703 NW Barry Road, to help families feel more comfortable talking about mental health.

Encourage Hope & Help website

Parenting in Challenging Times

Parents are one of the biggest influences in a child’s life. This is why we are hosting our Parenting In Challenging Times webinar series on a variety of topics to make it easier to do one of life’s hardest jobs — parenting.

Visit the link below to watch for upcoming webinars and register to watch the recordings of our previous webinars.

Parenting in Challenging Times webinar series

Webinar series

talking about Violence

After the tragedy in Florida, many families reached out to us with questions about talking to children about violence. It is normal for both children and adults to experience a range of emotions after a national trauma like this. We want to provide support to families, students and staff as we face these tough issues. The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has resources to help us have these conversations.

We have been preparing for a parent webinar this spring that will include national mental health experts sharing advice. Watch for more information about this.

Talking to Children about Violence (PDF)

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