The Health and Wellness Committee of LJHS is comprised of staff, parents, students, and community members. We want to provide information, strategies, wellness tips, resources and more. We are also coordinating programs with the school counselors, nurse, and ASB/school clubs throughout the year to educate and support students and staff.
District Wellness Resources: https://www.sandiegounified.org/wellness-resources
DECEMBER--We are focusing on ALCOHOL AWARENESS...
*Did you know...
-56% of LJHS Juniors reported having used alcohol or drugs?
-1 of 4 LJHS Juniors reported being a current binge drinker (defined as 5 or more drinks in a row)?
-63% of LJHS Freshmen report that it is easy to get alcohol and 76% of LJHS Juniors say the same.
-More than half of the students believe that there is no harm or just slight harm in alcohol use.
-About half of students get alcohol from their home and between 1/2 and 2/3 from a party/event.
*Based on the most recent data from the CA Healthy Kids Survey.
Here's how you and we can help: Health and Wellness Issue December.pdf
*More adolescents than ever are struggling from anxiety. Over the last ten years, anxiety has surpassed
depression as the most common reason teens seek counseling services.
-Please visit your school counselor and school nurse for many resources and tips for managing anxiety.
-Mindfulness Resources: http://mindfulnessforteens.com/resources/
Check out this free webinar: Teen Depression: What Families and Schools Can Do: http://ibpf.org/article/teen-depression-what-families-and-schools-can-do-reluctant-teens