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GCHS Counseling Resources

Message from the Counselor:
 

Hello Students, 

This is Ms. Olvera your school counselor. I would like to first welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year here at Gallup Central High. I know these are difficult times and I just wanted to let you all know that if you are in need of any counseling services (individual sessions, check-ins, and referrals to outside physical or mental health agencies) please let me know. I am available in TEAMS, by email (mmadrid@gmcs.org) and by phone (505)721-2403. I will be available 8am-4pm Monday- Friday.  Please note that our school webpage has been updated and now includes a counseling section. This is full of information that you may need regarding your mental health and future plans.

Our new Student Success Advisor (SSA) James Brough is available as well for school related services (schedules, graduation plans, college and career prep). Please contact him by TEAMS, email (jbrough@gmcs.org) or by phone (505)721-2407. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to either of us at any time. We will also be calling all students every 2 weeks to do check-ins. Please stay safe and have a great school year!

Meet our Staff:
 
Maegan Madrid-Olvera, LMHC (Counselor)             James Brough, Student Success Advisor (SSA)
Maegan Madrid-Olvera James Brough
                                
Announcements:

Hello Everyone! CSI Fasttrack is starting soon (October 19th). If you are interested please fill out and return the contract attached. The classes being offered are Alg I & II, Eng I, II, III & IV and they are fully online. Get caught up or get ahead! Please reach out to Mr. Brough or myself in chat if you would like to attend. 🙂
 
 
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Gallup Resources:
 
Online Resources:
 
YOUTH FRIENDLY MENTAL HEALTH ONLINE RESOURCES
 
Center for Young Women’s Health and Young Men’s Health: These websites provides a series of guides on emotional health, including on test anxiety, depression, bullying, and eating disorders. www.youngwomenshealth.org and www.youngmenshealthsite.org
Go Ask Alice!: Geared at young adults, this question and answer website contains a large database of questions about a variety of concerns surrounding emotional health. www.goaskalice.columbia.edu
 
Girls Health.Gov: The "Your Feelings" section of this website offers guidance to teenage girls on recognizing a mental health problem, getting help, and talking to parents. http://girlshealth.gov/feelings/index.html
 
Jed Foundation: Promoting emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, this website provides an online resource center, ULifeline, a public dialogue forum, Half of Us, and Transition Year, resources and tools to help students transition to college. http://www.jedfoundation.org/students
 
Kelty Mental Health Resource Center: Reference sheets are provided that list top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support for mental health disorders. http://keltymentalhealth.ca/youth-and-young-adults
 
Reach Out: This website provides information on specific mental health disorders, as well as resources to help teens make safe plans when feeling suicidal, and helpful tips on how to relax. http://au.reachout.com/
 
Teens Health: Providing a safe place for teens who need honest and accurate information, this website provides resources on mental health issues. http://teenshealth.org/teen/your_mind/
 
Teen Mental Health: Geared towards teenagers, this website provides learning tools on a variety of mental illnesses, videos, and resources for friends. http://teenmentalhealth.org/
 
APPS AND TECH SERVICES
Beacon 2.0: Beacon is a portal to online applications (websites, mobile applications and internet support groups) for mental disorders reviewed and rated by health experts. https://beacon.anu.edu.au/
 
Health Talk: This website reflects the lived experience of mental health conditions, including research-based modules with hours of recording and analysis. www.healthtalk.org/peoples-experiences/mental-health
 
Mindfulness for Teens: This website has resources to help teens use mindfulness to handle stress and includes apps to practice meditation and guided mediation recordings.
 
Strength of Us: An online community designed to inspire young adults impacted by mental health issues to think positive, stay strong and achieve goals through peer support and resource sharing. http://strengthofus.org/
 
 
Asexual Visibility and Education Network — www.asexuality.org — “The world’s largest online asexual community as well as a large archive of resources on asexuality.”
 
Answerhttp://answer.rutgers.edu/page/training —  A sex education resource aimed at providing high-quality training to teachers and other youth-serving professionals.  Includes online workshops, webinars, and other resources about LGBTQ inclusive/sensitive sex ed and more.
 
Bisexual.orgwww.bisexual.org — “A voice to the bisexual community, share accurate information, answer questions, and provide resources for further learning.”
 
Everyday Feminism — www.everydayfeminism.com — “Learn how to heal from and stand up to everyday violence, discrimination, and marginalization,” with plenty of articles about classgenderLGBTQIA issues, and race.
 
Get Realwww.getrealeducation.org — “Comprehensive Sex Education That Works.”
 
It’s Pronounced Metrosexual — www.itspronouncedmetrosexual.com — an online resource educating on issues of identity, sexuality, gender, privilege, and oppression, but in a fun, approachable way (by Safe Zone Project co-creator, Sam Killermann).
 
TransWhat? — www.transwhat.org — “A Guide Towards [Trans] Allyship”
 
We Are The Youth — www.wearetheyouth.org — “Sharing stories of LGBTQ youth in the United States.”