Inglewood Unified School District recognizes May as “Mental Health Awareness Month”. This month’s edition focuses on providing you with resources to promote your mental health which is essential to our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing.
1 in 6 U.S. youth between the ages of 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year, and 1 in 5 adults experience a mental illness each year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The importance of mental health has been amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic as grief, isolation, job loss, food instability, and sickness have negatively impacted people’s mental health.
In a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. adults reported considerably elevated distressing mental health conditions associated with COVID-19. Younger adults, people of color, essential workers, and unpaid adult caregivers reported having experienced disproportionately adverse mental health outcomes, increased substance abuse, and elevated suicidal ideation.
The Inglewood Unified School District is committed to empowering students, staff and
families coping with mental health, social and emotional struggles to reach out and leverage
mental health services provided through the District and mental health community partners.
For Mental Health support or services, please contact the following:
For students or families, please contact your school’s counselor or Student Support Services at (310) 419-2798.
For employees, please contact Employee Assistance Services for Education (EASE) at (800) 882-1341.
For a list of additional resources, please click on the image below for the complete list or you can click here.
Thank you for your commitment to self-care. We again extend our extreme gratitude to our students, staff, families and community. It is because of you that we are on the rise!