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Mental Health and Wellness Center

Mental Health & Wellness Center

Mental Health & Wellness Center

Mental Health & Wellness Center

Mental Health & Wellness Center

Mental Health & Wellness Center

Mental Health & Wellness Center

Mental Health & Wellness Center

Mental Health & Wellness Center

STAFF CONTACT INFORMATION

Leah Cohen, MSW, PPSC 
Mental Health and Wellness Social Worker
Google Voice/Text 408.827.1909
Office: 408.928.9582
cohenl@esuhsd.org

Jennifer Gutierrez, MSW, PPSC
TC Social Worker
Phone:  408.928.9554
gutierrezj@esuhsd.org

Instagram: @ihs_mentalhealthwellnesscenter

Mental Health and Wellness Center

HOW DO I MAKE A REFERRAL?
  • Fill out an online referral form that will be sent directly to the Mental Health and Wellness Social Worker.  
  • Referral forms are also available in the Mental Health and Wellness Center located in D05. Students can self-refer either online or in person.
MISSION OF THE MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER
    • Mental Health & Wellness Social Workers foster communities that are equitable, collaborative, and inclusive of diversity. Students are empowered to achieve academic, personal and social success through healing-centered, social emotional and wellness support services.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICES PROGRAM (MHWC)
(updated 06.17.21)
 
The Mental Health and Wellness Center (MHWC) is staffed by a School Mental Health and Wellness Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health and Wellness Interns, Community Based Organizations and works collaboratively with staff at the school site and District office.  
 
The MHWC Provides a number of free and confidential* services and supports to the school community including:
  • Crisis intervention, educationally related mental health counseling services, support, and case management.
  • Building trusting relationships with students, families, and school personnel.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of student and family.
  • Linking students and families with school and community resources.
Family Support
  • Collaborating with all school personnel to assess students’ social/emotional obstacles to academic success.
  • Assist teachers and administrators in developing plans to help students with academic and behavior problems.
  • Develop/facilitate/coordinate wellness prevention and intervention programs and activities.
  • Some services may require parental consent
Issues that May Prompt a Student Support Center Referral:
  • Mental health issues
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Abuse or neglect
  • Lack of basic needs/homelessness
  • Pregnancy, teen parent needs
  • Change in academic performance
  • Chronic attendance or tardiness issues
  • Gang affiliations
  • Coping or social skills deficits
  • Facilitation of school-home-community communication
  • Student advocacy
  • Referral, monitoring, collaboration to and with community agencies
  • Staff support and/or development
  • Substance Abuse
When should I refer a student to the Mental Health & Wellness Center?
A student should be referred to the Student Support Center when the student shows signs of social and/or emotional difficulties, which are interfering with the student’s success at school.
 
Agencies on Site
Suicide Crisis Resources
  • Suicide/Crisis 800-273-8255
  • Uplift Family Services: Child and Adolescent Mobile Crisis Team: 408-379-9085
Abuse/Neglect
Grief/Death/Dying
Emergency Shelter/Food/Clothing for Youth and Families
To Register as Homeless with East Side Union High School District:
Contact Blasa Ozuna 408-347-5337 ozunab@esuhsd.org
 
Victim of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence or Crime
YWCA of Silicon Valley
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence
Substance Use/Abuse
LGBTQ
  • Youth Space 408-343-7940
  • PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Mental Health Agencies
Legal Advocacy and Support for Youth in Santa Clara County
Health Insurance