Hello! We are very excited that the 2022-23 school year is off and running! Need to see your counselor or the guidance tech? Students can either fill out a paper request in their 2nd period class or with our Counseling Secretary, Ms. Boyd, in the Counseling office. OR, students can fill out the electronic request to see counselor form for their counselor or the guidance tech. Links are listed below and are also located on the Counseling Classrooms in Canvas. If you would like to email a counselor, the guidance tech, intervention counselor, social worker or substance abuse specialist, simply click on their name below. All student emails need to come through their Outlook accounts in Office 365.
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
(Before starting, adopt a comfortable sitting position)
To use the 4-7-8 technique, focus on the following breathing pattern:
**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