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Mental Health and Wellness at Nobles: Home

Find resources to promote wellness and mental health, especially for the Noble and Greenough School community. Your suggested additions, improvements and changes are always welcome.

For Immediate Help

If you or someone you know is in danger of self-harm, please call 911 or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline right away: 1-800-273-8255. Anxious about Covid-19? Text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

Welcome

There is a saying at Nobles: Never worry alone.

We encourage each other to ask for help, whether for yourself or on behalf of someone else. This guide provides information about where to go and who to talk to, and our counselors are always happy to help. We hope you'll learn more here about mental health, wellness, and how to find balance and happiness at Nobles and beyond. 

If there are additional resources or organizations we should include, please let us know. All of your suggestions are valuable to us. 

Nobles Counselor Confidentiality Statement

Nobles counselors are available to talk with you about any issue you might be dealing with. All conversations are completely confidential unless we have concerns around safety. (For example, if someone is threatening or harming you, if you express suicidal intentions, or if you are talking about harming yourself or another person.) The goal would always be to ensure that you have the support you need to be safe and well.

Students can confidentially talk about feelings of sadness or anxiety, share personal information, etc. without worrying that teachers, parents, guardians etc. will be informed. If a student is having intense thoughts or feelings and is feeling hesitant about coming to talk with a counselor for fear that their information will not be held in confidence, we encourage you to come and share whatever you feel comfortable sharing. We most certainly want to support you and hope that you will grow to trust that talking about those deeper feelings can lead to the greater support that you deserve.

You Are Not Alone

If you sometimes feel anxious, depressed, or nothing at all, know that you are not alone. There is help, and there is hope.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America:

  • Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment. 
  • Nearly 50% of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
  • Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.

Depression is the globe's leading disability, affecting more than 350 million people.(World Health Organization)

The 2019 (inaugural) survey of LGBTQ youth mental health by the Trevor Project revealed that 71% of LGBTQ youth reported feeling sad or hopeless for at least two weeks in the past year.

Promoting the social-emotional well-being of children and youth leads to:

  • Higher overall productivity
  • Better educational outcomes
  • Lower crime rates
  • Stronger economies
  • Lower health care costs
  • Improved quality of life
  • Increased lifespan
  • Improved family life

Source: mentalhealth.gov