Physical and Mental Wellness
Physical wellness refers to good body health. One´s genes are partly responsible for one´s physical health, but also other circumstances: where you live, how clean or polluted your water and the air around you is and the access to medical care. It is also the result of regular exercise, healthy nutrition, and proper rest for physical recovery.
Mental health refers to a person's emotional and psychological well-being. One way to think about mental health is by looking at how well a person functions. Feeling capable and efficient; being able to handle normal levels of stress, have good friends and family, and lead an independent life; and being able to "bounce back," or recover from hardships, are all signs of mental health.
Tacoma Public Schools currently partners with the following agencies to provide services for students crisis intervention, family counseling, individual counseling, mental health assessments, service referral and substance abuse disorder.
- Catholic Community Services
- Charlie Health
- Comprehensive Life Resources
- Consejo Counseling and Referral Services
- Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare
- MultiCare Health System
- Seneca Family of Agencies
We can all help prevent suicide. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741).