• VISION

    To increase the success of all GCS students through effective mental health services.

     MISSION

    The Mental Health Department strives to increase student success through education, prevention, and intervention with quality substance-use and mental health services.

     What is Mental Health?  

    • Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being 
    • Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. 
    • It affects how we think, feel, and act 
    • Determines how we handle stress, relate to others and make healthy choices 
    • Mental health is part of overall strength and wellness 

    What is Behavioral Health? 

    Behavioral health is the scientific study of the emotions and behaviors related to a person’s mental well-being. Their ability to function in everyday life and their concept of self. A person struggling with his or her behavioral health may face: 

    • Stress 
    • Depression 
    • Anxiety
    • Relationship problems 
    • Grief  
    • Addiction 
    • ADHD  
    • Or learning disabilities, mood disorders, or other psychological concerns

    What is Mental Illness?

    • Conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feelings, mood or behavior 
    • Depression 
    • Anxiety 
    • Schizophrenia 
    • Bipolar Disorder 
    • PTSD

    What is trauma? 

    Trauma defined by SAMHSA is “Events or circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening, which result in adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and well-being. 


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  • If you suspect your child, or someone you may know, is in a mental health crisis, call or text 988 immediately

    The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources.