Healthy Minds, Healthy Me, Healthy SJLES!

Your input is needed to shape our program!

We are delighted to share that our PTA earned grant funding from the National PTA to establish a ‘Healthy Minds’ program at SJLES to support the mental wellness of our school community. 

Action Requested

Please help shape the program by providing input here by December 31st. No identifying information is required, you are welcome to keep your responses confidential.

The Healthy Minds PTA planning committee is working in close partnership with our school counselors, Ms. Poirier and Ms. Diaz, and will announce details of the program in January. We are proactively focusing on mental wellness because when our minds are healthy and strong, we are more resilient to life’s challenges, able to use healthy coping methods, have better relationships, maintain our overall health and well-being, and prevent chronic illnesses.

In this season, be kind to yourself. “No one can show up 100% of the time… Remember that you occasionally need to slow down and preserve your energy to fully restore your well-being” – Yung Pueblo

Need Help

If you have an immediate need for help with depression, suicidal thoughts, or other serious mental health issues, please contact:

  • Grassroots Crisis Intervention at 410-531-6677
  • The Maryland Crisis Hotline: Dial 211 and then choose option 1
  • The Crisis Text Line: Text 741741 and a trained counselor will respond.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255