Welcome back, Drillers! We are very excited to be working with you! You can reach your counselor a couple of different ways. There are paper Request to See Counselor slips found in your second period classrooms or in the Counseling Office. Students may also fill out Electronic Request to See Counselor forms that can be found below under each counselor or on the BHS Counseling Classroom modules in Canvas. Emails can also be sent to counselors. The links to email addresses are embedded in each person's name listed below.
If a student is in immediate danger/crisis, please go directly to the counseling office. If it is after hours, please contact law enforcement or crisis services. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255, or dial or text 988. The local Crisis Hotline is 1-800-991-5272.
If you are worried about a fellow student who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others, you can use our Sprigeo School Safety Tip Line: https://app.sprigeo.com/district/kern-high-school-district/bakersfield-high-school
We have also created grade level specific Canvas Counseling Classrooms with all sorts of great information to help prepare for academics, careers, college, self-care, etc. Look for our link on your Canvas dashboard!
And as always- be safe and be kind!
Bakersfield High School Counselors Page of Resources (CPR) Addressing Anxiety
10 Techniques to calm your anxiety
- Manage your media diet (don’t believe everything you read online)
- Read a book
- Stick to a routine
- Give Mindfulness a try
- Write it out/journaling
- Watch a funny video
- Talk to someone who gets it
- Turn off your phone
- Drink water and eat regularly
(Before starting, adopt a comfortable sitting position)
To use the 4-7-8 technique, focus on the following breathing pattern:
- Breathe in quietly through the nose for 4 seconds
- Hold the breath for a count of 7 seconds
- Exhale forcefully through the mouth, pursing the lips and making a “whoosh” sound for 8 seconds
**repeat the cycle up to 4 times
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Resources for mental and physical health
Free and confidential support for people in distress and prevention/crisis resources for you or your loved ones
A free app for meditation and mindfulness
A free app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation
Stop, Breathe, & Think
A free app for mindfulness and compassion
A free app to help calm fear or panic attacks as they are starting