Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Even though we aren't starting off the year as we had hoped- seeing your fabulous faces in person- we are staying positive and we're ready to work with you for all of your counseling needs! Please see the information below. To email your assigned counselor (assignments are listed), simply click on your counselor's name. The best way to reach any of us is to click on the "Electronic Request for Distance Counseling...." link under each counselor's assignment. The link is available not only for students to fill out but also parents/guardians. When you fill it out, it will come to us via email and we will process your request ASAP! Please note that if a student is in immediate danger/crisis, please skip the electronic request and contact the front office during regular hours at 661-324-9841. If it is after hours, please contact law enforcement or crisis services. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. The local Crisis Hotline is 1-800-991-5272.
If you haven't already been added to your counseling classroom for your class level, please see the class codes below to join:
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