Mental Health

Welcome to the Charles County Public Schools Mental Health webpage.  Stop by each week for mental health resources for CCPS students and their parents.

Good mental health is important for everyone, and as important as physical health to our quality of life. Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness, but also means having the skills necessary to cope with life's  challenges. If ignored, mental health problems can interfere with children’s learning, development, relationships and physical health.

School counselors and school psychologists work to support CCPS students and families. In the coming weeks, their efforts will be highlighted here for the CCPS community to become more aware of the support available for our students.  Click here to find your school counselor's name and watch a video to learn more about how they are making a difference in your school.

 Upcoming Events
Please join the CCPS Mental Health Advisory Council and Department of Students Services on Wednesday, April 28th at 1:00 PM for the 2nd Virtual Student Workshop. Grace Carmichael of the One Love Foundation will discuss healthy relationships.  Click here for the WebEx link. 

Love is the most important thing in our lives, yet we are taught very little about it. One Love is on a mission to change that. We educate young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better. Learn about the 10 signs of a healthy and unhealthy relationship and how to help a friend for all of your relationships!

Beila Lugo, MS,NCSP
Mental Health Coordinator
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

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