Student Wellness: Tips and Strategies
Feeling super stressed? Worried about a friend's mental health—or your own? Get tips to help manage your emotions and see what to do if you are in crisis. Remember, help is just a text, click, or call away!
If you are in crisis, you can text NEEDHELP to 85511, call 1-800-273-TALK, or dial 911.
Resources for LGBTQIA+ Youth
- GLSEN Northern Virginia
GLSEN Northern Virginia is a chapter of GLSEN, a national organization fighting for every student’s right to a safe, supportive education.
- Email: [email protected]
- Phone: 571-208-2424
- Gay Straight Alliance Network
A next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities.
- The Trevor Project
The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
Crisis Resources for LGBTQ Youth
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- PRS Crisis LinkText: “CONNECT” to 85511
- Phone: 703-527-4077
- Trans Lifeline
- Trevor Hotline
- Hotline: 866-488-7386
- Chat: www.thetrevorproject.org
The first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies.
- Alexandria Location
Third Tuesday 7:00-9:30
St Luke's Episcopal Church, 8009 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22308
- Fairfax Location
First Tuesday 7:30-9:00
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124
- Contact: [email protected]
- Alexandria Location
Resources for Undocumented Youth
Our Minds Matter
A student-led movement to change school culture around mental health and prevent teen suicide.Learn More About Our Minds Matter
How Our Minds Matter (OMM) Works
Video on how OMM promotes teen wellness.View the Video
8 Key Topics for Students and Families
10 Tips to Ease Test Anxiety
Do you have a big test coming up? These 10 tips can help you stay calm and focused.
Quick Tips to Lift Your Mood
Every person experiences mood changes. But, if you’re feeling “a little down” or sluggish, consider these tips to lift your mood.
What's the Difference Between a Crisis and a Concern?
If you are concerned that someone’s safety is at risk, that’s a crisis. A concern may require adult intervention, but not immediately.
How to Get Through the Loss of a Friend or Loved One
Death is a part of life, but that doesn’t make it easy to deal with—especially when you’re dealing with the loss of someone special. This page offers suggestions for how to cope.
Eight Easy Ways to Bring Balance into Your Life
Check out simple strategies to help increase your sense of well-being.
Additional Resources From FCPS Website
Student Safety and Wellness
From mental health resources to bullying prevention and food and nutrition services, FCPS is committed to supporting more than just a child's education. Includes information on mental health resources, school health services, our wellness policy, and student safety.
School Health and Wellness
FCPS is committed to the whole child, whole school, and whole community by providing comprehensive education and services that support the success of every student and staff member.
Mental Health and Resiliency
Discover how to foster assets in students to help them manage stress, make better choices, and develop healthy habits.