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Social Emotional & Mental Health

Caring for the social emotional and behavioral wellbeing of student is critical to ensure that they are successful at school, and have skills to build confidence, understand their own strengths and weakness, collaborate with others, navigate social situations, develop strong relationships, and make better decisions.


Care Solace | Special Education and Student Services

24/7/365 Mental Health Care Coordination Service

for Barstow Unified School District  Students, Staff, and their Families

to visit Care Solace - Barstow click here.


According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 20% of adults experienced a mental illness in 2020, while about 16% of youth had a mental health disorder. These numbers are likely to have risen in the past two years due to ongoing stressors such as COVID-19, isolation, and loss of loved ones. As we observe Mental Health Awareness Month, we aim to promote healthy ways of managing stressors by highlighting effective coping skills that can enhance your mental and emotional well-being.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools have collaborated to create videos covering various mental health topics, resources, and activities. This week, the focus is on promoting Healthy Coping Skills. Let's spread awareness by sharing resources that can educate others on the importance of healthy coping skills for their well-being.

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools has provided a Live Binder link, containing a video on effective coping mechanisms and a set of resources that can be shared with your students, families, and staff. Refer below for further details:

Please click on the link below:

On the left side, click on NAMI Videos > Healthy Coping Skills. Make sure to download and save it to your computer.


Click on the image below to be redirected to BUSD "Counselor's Corner" for more information on resources related to counseling and other supports.

(Click image for a list of hotlines)