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Counseling Services

Counseling Services

The faculty and staff at Washington High School are committed to supporting the mental health of all our students. Washington has an experienced team of mental health professionals who students and families can reach out to for help when needed.

Counselors:

Tom Doherty

Jeff Hernandez

  • Counselor,
  • All 11th Grade
  • 10th Grade (Last Name: M-Z)
  • Administrator: Mr. Cedric Taylor (10th & 11th)
  • jeff.hernandez@kckps.org

Wendy Howard

  • Counselor, Sumner Academy Coordinator, KCKCC & TEC Dual Enrollment Coordinator
  • All 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade (Last Name: A-L)
  • Administrator: Mr. Reyhan Wilkinson (9th)
  • Administrator: Mr. Cedric Taylor (10th)
  • wendy.howard@kckps.org

Social Worker Team:

Jill Donahy

Aarion Rideaux

Shoenisha Washington

Mental Health Resources

Our team has also assembled resources for students and families seeking help. Hover over the red text and click to open each document.

Resources for Families

SOS Program Parent Newsletter

  • How do I know if someone is really struggling and needs help, or is just going through a “rough patch?”

SOS Boletín Para Padres 

  • ¿Cómo sé si alguien tiene dificultades realmente y necesita ayuda o si solamente está pasando una mala racha?

Youth Depression and Suicide: Myths and Facts

  • It is important for all adults to learn the facts so that we can give young people accurate information and support.

Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Precipitating Events of Suicide

  • Suicide is complex. There are generally a number of factors that come together to increase a person’s risk.

How to Talk to your Kids about Suicide

  • Contrary to myth, talking about suicide CANNOT plant the idea in someone’s head! It’s something you CAN and SHOULD talk about with your children!

What to Do When a Friend of Your Child Attempts Suicide

  • It’s so important to talk to your child if you’re aware of any type of potentially unsafe behavior with their peers. You’d raise the topic if you learned that friends of your child were drinking or using drugs or doing other dangerous things – well, suicide is no different.

 

Resources for Students

SOS Student Newsletter

  • It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and down at times. However, when you or someone you know feels that way for more than a couple of weeks, it might be a sign of depression and time to ACT.

SOS Boletín Informativo Para Estudiantes

  • Es normal que a veces te sientas abrumado y desanimado. Pero si tú o alguien que conoces se siente así por más de un par de semanas, eso podría ser un signo de depresión y el momento de actuar con ACT.

Common Questions About Depression

  • What is depression? What causes depression? How can it be treated? And more questions are addressed in this document.

How To Get Help For Yourself Or A Friend

  • The first step toward feeling better is asking for help.

If you need immediate help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “Hello” to 741741 for free and confidential support 24/7.