Harrisonburg City Public Schools offer new mental health resources

Harrisonburg City Public Schools offer new mental health resources

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — On-line studying has been an adjustment for each academics and college students, and isolation has taken a toll on psychological well being.

Harrisonburg Metropolis Public Faculties is providing digital counseling periods via Google Meet and is offering a digital rest room for various age teams of scholars. The positioning is full of movies and suggestions for mindfulness.

“Workers members have been proactive in offering outreach to households and college students to allow them to know that whereas we could also be closed or we could also be offering studying in a distinct format, we’re nonetheless right here,” stated April Howard, chief officer for scholar help at HCPS. “We’re nonetheless obtainable for them to help them.”

Howard says for the decrease grades, they’re offering “lunch bunch” and artwork remedy teams, in addition to weekly help teams for employees. She says it’s an opportunity for them to work together.

“Connection is necessary. It’s necessary for individuals to recharge, particularly over the vacations,” Howard stated.

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