If you feel that someone you know or yourself is in immediate danger call Mobile Mental Health at 1-888-750-2266.
Suicide Prevention Life Line
Link to substance abuse meetings and locations as well as information on how to help those who have addictions.
This website provides information and help in dealing with many forms of grief and loss. Your guidance counselor can also help provide you with local counselors and therapists.
Concussion InformationA Parents Fact Sheet on Concussion from the Centers for Disease Control
Dealing with depression
Dealing with Substance Abuse
Link for identifying and helping those who may have substance abuse problems.
Start Your Recovery provides helpful information for people who are dealing with substance use issues- and their family members, friends, and co-workers, too. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges faced by those who misuse alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs, or other substances. Their goal is to offer people who are dealing with substance use issues a single source of reputable, objective information about signs, symptoms, conditions, treatment options, and resources- presented in a user-friendly format and in language that's easy to understand.
Sweet Talk Support Group
Sweet Talk Support Group of Adolescents and Families with Diabetes- This support group is for parents of children with diabetes. Children are welcome to attend.
Link for identifying and helping those who may have eating disorders such as anorexia/bulimia.
This website provides information on several eating disorders, and information on where to find assistance.
Family Health - Parents, Kids, Teens, Educators
Overall link for teens and parents about various topics dealing with health and wellness. Topics include drugs, alcohol, sexual health, diseases, nutrition and staying safe.
A guide to health and wellness
The American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the National Association of School Nurses both advise against excluding a child with lice from school. Attendance at school is critical to a child’s academic success. Excluding a child from school because of a head lice infestation is futile as far as preventing the transmission of lice to other children. As this school of thought runs contrary to what many people have historically believed about lice, treatment and the potential for transmission, we would like to share this informative article that was published in the New York State School Boards Association’s newsletter that clarifies some common misconceptions about head lice.
Parents may read information on identification and treatment of head lice to learn how to identify head lice. Parents may also read about lice on the Center for Disease Control's website.
Click on the link for information on warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. http://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/warning/html
During hot days please make sure your child keeps cool and hydrated. Talk with them about the signs and symptoms of heat emergencies.
Immediate Steps: Call 911 if you suspect heat stroke1. Have person lie down.2. Apply cold compresses.3. Use a fan to lower temperature4. Elevate feet5. Give fluidsBegin CPR if the person loses consciousness and shows no signs of circulation, breathing, coughing or movement.
Mental Health Resources- click on links below
Information on MRSA
Dealing with Opioid Addiction
The Orange County Department of Health has published a trifold brochure about Common Childhood Diseases.
The brochure can be downloaded via the link below:
Zika VirusPlease click on the link below for information about the Zika Virus from the Centers for Disease ControlClick on the link below for how to repel insects and how to use insect repellent safely