Be Well at Saint John's

BE WELL STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM


WHAT IS BE WELL?
 
Be Well is a non-disciplinary program designed to help and support Saint John’s students in relation to concerns or questions with mental health, substance use, social media, and adolescent issues.

Be Well is designed for students to seek help for themselves, a family member, or a friend.
 
The Be Well Team has been established to offer students support and resources to keep our community safe.  

 
WHY USE BE WELL?
 
Reaching out for help for yourself or others can be difficult, however, there are times when we need to ask for help in order to get the support needed!
 

                
 
THE BE WELL TEAM

Ms. Kelly Collins, School Counselor (Grades 7-8)
Ms. Brenda Hayden, School Counselor (Grades 9-12) 
Mr. Matthew Zaterka, School Counselor (Grades 9-12) 
Ms. Julie Loomer, School Nurse
 
 
RESOURCES

Be Well is not a 24-hour emergency hotline. It is managed during regular school hours. If you make a referral you can expect to be contacted during the regular school day within one school day.  

If you are experiencing an emergency situation requiring immediate attention, please contact your parents/guardians, visit your closest Emergency Room, contact your Primary Care Physician or call 911.  
 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Dial 988
24 hours/7 days a Week

National Alcohol/Drug Helpline
Dial 1-800-821-4357.
24 hours/7 days a Week

Resources are also available below and on the School Counseling Portal under Topics, and Student Social & Emotional Supports.

 

Resources

School Counselors, Campus Ministers and other trusted adults are available during school hours; however, if you need help outside of school hours you should call 911 or go to your local emergency room.

Below are numbers and text lines to access during “non emergency” situations. 


MENTAL HEALTH

  • UMass Emergency Mental Health- If you or a family/friend are in crisis, call our triage telephone line at 866-549-2142
  • NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Illness: Helpline 800-950-NAMI (6264)
  • SAMSHA- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 800-662-HELP (4357)
 
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

  • 1-800-999-9999

    This is a general hotline for teens with any kind of problem – from substance abuse to family and school problems to relationships.  Call 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
 
SUICIDE PREVENTION

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
    Call or Text 988

  • LGBTQ Youth Suicide Hotline
    1-866-4-U-TREVOR

  • Samaritans 
    800-273-8255

  • Text ABOVE to 741-741
    for 24/7, anonymous, free crisis counseling via the Crisis Text Line


BULLYING/CYBERBULLYING

 
SELF INJURY

  •  1-800-DONTCUT (1-800-366-8288)
 
SUBSTANCE ABUSE

  • Teen Substance Abuse/Addiction Hotline- 310-855-HOPE (4673)
  • Teen Substance Abuse/Addiction Hotline-800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336)
  • SAMSHA- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 800-662-HELP

VAPING

  • Vaping/Smoking Cessation Support Line
    800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) 

  • Vaping Cessation Text Line
    Text  "DITCHJUUL" to 88709
 
GAMBLING

  • National Gambling Abuse and Addiction Hotline
    Call or text: 1-800-522-4700
 
DOMESTIC ABUSE

  • Teen Dating Abuse Hotline (Domestic Violence)
    Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)
    Text SAFE 800-799-SAFE (7233)
 
EATING DISORDERS

  • Text NEDA to 741741