Wildcat Health and Mental Wellness
Parents supporting Happier, Healthier Living for Students
If you have a student at Libertyville High School, then you are already a member of Wildcat Health and Mental Wellness (WHMW)! WHMW is a volunteer parent organization that supports our students in developing positive mental health with a focus on overall student well-being. WHMW seeks to connect parents, share resources, promote mental strength. We partner with LHS and its mission to help students lead happier, healthier and higher-performing lives.
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Please join us for our monthly meetings. We usually meet the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm. We will be on Zoom or Google Meet, unless otherwise noted that we can meet in-person. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend our meetings, and to send in questions for each monthly topic.
SEPTEMBER - Wednesday, 9/23 at 7pm - Coping in Today's World: Anxiety, Depression & Suicidal Ideation & Resiliency
We are going to start the year with a difficult and honest conversation about living in today's cultural landscape as a teen/young adult. We invited Therapist Melanie delMundo to discuss issues that teens and young adults are facing and how parents can be supportive at home. Prevention and Wellness Program Coordinator Dr. Brenda Nelson will also join us to discuss suicide and strategies parents can use to identify signs and address possible ideation.
UPCOMING MEETINGS/CONTENT CALENDAR
OCTOBER - STUDENT PANEL: A DAY IN THE LIFE
Hear it straight from the source... Back by popular demand, we will bring back our student panel. Four students of different grade levels will discuss what life is like during the pandemic, how they navigate friendships and relationships, what parents can do at home to be supportive, etc.
NOVEMBER - SCREEN TIME
Between e-school, social media for social time, apps and games, how can students strike a balance and step away from devices?
JANUARY - HEALTH & NUTRITION
FEBRUARY - CURRICULUM, COURSE SELECTION & COLLEGE PLANNING
MARCH - SPEAKER (TBD)
APRIL - COMPASSION, EMPATHY & COEXISTING WITH OTHERS
ASK DR. KOULENTES
"Ask Principal Koulentes" gives parents direct access to Dr. Koulentes, where he will answer anonymous questions from parents. Please submit any topics of discussion for Dr. Koulentes at email@example.com
SUBSCRIBE TO MONTHLY COMMUNICATIONS
For more information, meeting dates, topics and to subscribe to monthly communication, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Subscribe” in the Subject header. WHMW is an organization serving YOU. Anything you would like to see covered, please email us at email@example.com. We welcome your input!
Co-Directors Joy Bach, Angela LaVista and Stacie Nevins