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, 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. 
  • 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
    1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • PRS Crisis LinkText: “CONNECT” to 85511
  • Trans Lifeline
    877-565-8860
  • Trevor Hotline
  • PFLAG
    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: wf.pflag@gmail.com

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

Kimberly

Kimberly, from Lee HS, reminds us why social distancing is so important. Watch more student videos.

Maggie

Maggie, representing West Potomac HS, shares fun ways to cope with social distancing and the inability to hang out with friends..

Jada

Jada, a Woodson HS student, offers tips to help students ease anxiety brought on by COVID-19.

Looking for more student tips on taking care of your mental health during the pandemic? Check out this YouTube playlist.

Additional Resources