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Student social-emotional wellness is a critical building block of students overall well-being. A student’s positive perception of self and their ability to positively interact with peers, adults and the community have a direct effect on the student’s sense of well-being and academic achievement. District staff and school volunteers support practices and build relationships that promote and ensure that children are learning in an intellectually challenging environment, are physically and emotionally safe, and in which students are engaged in their learning and are connected to the school and broader community. 
Having a Hard Day?
Try some of these coping strategies to boost your everyday well-being!
  • Practice deep breathing
  • Play with a friend
  • Read a book
  • Spend time in nature
  • Meditate
  • Spend time with family
  • Write in a journal
  • Exercise
  • Practice Gratitude
Make sure to avoid unhealthy coping strategies:
  • Drug & alcohol abuse
  • Isolation
  • Self-harm

Are you feeling any of the following?
  • Often Feeling sad, lonely, anxious or depressed
  • Not being able to control your emotions
  • Lost interest in things that were once enjoyable
  • Having thoughts of suicide or harming yourself
If yes, let’s find some support.
  • Mental Health Support and Resources
  • Mental Health Therapist
  • School Psychologist
  • Counselor
  • ANY Trusted Adult

What is mental health?
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act, and helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
There are many things that can impact our mental health.
Try practicing some healthy coping strategies to help boost your everyday well-being like:
  • Write down your thoughts
  • Spend time with friends
  • Mindful breathing, stretching, or meditating
  • Go for a walk, try yoga, or exercise
  • Talk to a trusted adult
  • Practice gratitude
Avoid unhealthy coping strategies like:
  • Drug & alcohol abuse
  • Isolation
  • Self-harm

If you're feeling any of the following, let's find some support!
  • Often feeling sad, lonely, anxious or depressed
  • Unable to control emotions
  • Lost interest in things that were once enjoyable
  • Having thoughts of suicide or harming yourself
Mental Health Support & Resources
  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988
  • Crisis Text Line: Text "Home" to 741741
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Hotline: 1 (800) 662-4357
Be Kind to Your Mind Poster
Download the Be Kind to Your Mind Poster
Audience: Elementary (6th Grade) Students/Schools
Check in on your mental health poster
Download the Check In On Your Mental Health Poster  
(Audience: Secondary Students/Schools)

Elk Grove Unified schools have implemented positive behavior support plans to eliminate or reduce high risk behaviors, bullying and stress at the school sites with the aim of ensuring the safety and well-being of students through a comprehensive plan that offers psychological and other counseling services, as well as strategies to educate students, parents and staff about how to live a healthy lifestyle.

If you or someone you know is in need of crisis intervention, please call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 or 800-273-TALK (8255).

The Elk Grove Unified School District has a no tolerance policy against bullying in all forms. Student safety is a top priority for Elk Grove Unified and the district does not allow any behaviors that infringe on the safety or emotional or physical well-being of any student.

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports in EGUSD
PBIS supports students from both a behavioral and an academic perspective and encourages the social and emotional well-being of our students and staff. 

The Youth Development Office provides district-wide support to EGUSD’s LGBTQ+ students and collaborates with other district departments to support families and staff.