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Health and Wellness


Health and Wellness

Paul Jordan '88
Assistant Principal for Student Life x1513

Tim Moscicki
Director of Student Health x1617

Natasha Hamlin
Student Wellness Coordinator x1522

Beginning of the Year/Summer:

Parent Health Questionnaire (PHQ) PHQ-9. Through SportsWare, every student at the beginning of each year (summer or orientation day) is assessed. Wellness Coordinator Natasha Hamlin will look for high severity scores and communicate with counselors as well as keeping track of students on the PHQ-9 spreadsheet. Clinically significant students would be reassessed every semester.

PHQ-4 screens for anxiety during the physical:
– Director of Student Health Tim Moscicki will add clinically significant scores to the PHQ-4 spreadsheet to which Ms. Hamlin has access.
– Ms. Hamlin will communicate with the counselors.

Baseline concussion test:
– Asks about diagnoses of anxiety, depression and ADHD.
– Mr. Moscicki will make a list of names who checked yes to the above.

In January 2024, Loyola hosted two substance use prevention specialists from Pathways for Prevention to present to Loyola parents/guardians about teen substance use.

For those who were not able to attend, you can access the webinar recording by clicking this link, which also contains resources for parents on teen substance abuse.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Student Wellness Coordinator Dr. Natasha Hamlin at nhamlin@loyolahs.edu.

Loyola does not endorse any of the resources/referrals listed, but is sharing information with parents so they can research and vet the different sites.

General Mental Health and Behavioral Health Information
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Homepage
American Psychological Association Home page
National Alliance on Mental Health Home page
National Institute of Mental Health Home Page
National Institute of Mental Health – Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255)
Trevor Project Hotline (1-866-488-7386)
Eating Disorder Helpline (800-931-2237)
National Institute of Mental Health Crisis Page

Depression and Self-Harm
Video example of what living with Depression is like
Depression Check
Effective Identification, Prevention, and Intervention for Depression, Self-Injury, and Suicide
Teen Depression: More Than Just Moodiness
Depression: Helping Handout For Home
Understanding and Responding to Students who Self-Mutilate

NIMH: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD: A Primer for Parents and Educators
Executive Functioning Skills Virtual Coaching and Support Program

Anxiety: Helping Handout for School and Home
NIMH: Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders in Children: Information for Parents

Bullies and Victims: A Primer for Parents
Cyberbullying: Intervention and Prevention Strategies
Countering COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Stigma and Racism Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Therapist Referrals
Therapist Referrals
Therapy Den
Open Path
Care Solace
Care Solace connects students, staff, and families to care. They will quickly and confidentially find available mental health and substance use providers matched to your needs. Talk to your son’s counselor to be connected to a Care Companion at Care Solace, or feel free to contact them directly at (888) 515-0595 or https://caresolace.com/loyola

Child Welfare Information Gateway: Resources for Families of LGBTQ+ Youth
LGBTQ+ Youth-Like All Americans, They Deserve Evidenced Based Care
Providing Services and Supports for Youth who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex or Two-Spirit
Tips for Parents of LGBTQ Youth

Virtual Wellness Room
Wellness Room
5 minutes Deep Breathing
Square Breathing
Four-Count Breathing

Guided Meditation Exercises
5 Minutes Body Scan Meditation
10 Minutes Guided Meditation
Meditation for Anxiety
Grounding Meditation
Exam Prep Meditation
Test Anxiety Meditation/Reflection
Headspace App
Calm App
Other Free Meditation Apps
Finch App (self care)

Coloring and Games
Adult Coloring Books
Online Jigsaw Puzzles
Weave Silk (Integrative Art)
Word Search

Live Nature Webcams
Tropical Reef
San Diego Zoo Live Cams
Monterey Bay Live Cams
Houston Zoo Live Cams

Relaxing Music and Sound
Zen Flute
Rain Sounds

Visually Calming
Aurora Borealis
Deep Space (NASA Footage)
Forest Walk

Yoga For Men
Beginning Yoga 30 minutes

PHQ-9 link to Sportsware through LHS website
Baselines – on current LHS website under Student Health
PPE – on current LHS website under Student Health
Immunization – on current LHS website under Student Health

– http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidisolation/
– http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidquarantine/

– https://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/community/index.html
– https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-closer-look-at-mrsa

– LHS concussion protocol contact Tim Moscicki at tmoscicki@loyolahs.edu
– https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/concussion_whatis.html
– Injury Insurance – Contact Tim Moscicki at tmoscicki@loyolahs.edu.

Health and Body Image
Body Image and Self Esteem
Eating Disorders: Prevention is Worth Every Ounce
Eating Disorders Help Line
Boys and Eating Disorders

How Childhood Trauma Affects Across a lifetime video
Trauma Informed Parent
Caring for Kids after Trauma and Death
PACEs (Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences) Home Page
ACEs Too High

Sleep Problems: Helping Handout for Home

Substance Use
Substance Use and Co-occurring Mental Health Disorders
SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Home Page)
FCD Prevention Words Home Page
SAMHSA Hotline
1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Characteristics of Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
One Love Foundation Home Page
Jenesse Center Home Page

Social Media Awareness
Teens and Social Media Use: What’s the Impact?
Is Social Media Threatening Teen’s Mental Health and Well-Being
5 Ways Social Media Affects Teen Mental Health
Social Media and Mental Health: Tips for Setting Boundaries
How to Set Healthy Boundaries with Social Media

Death and Grief
Death and Grief: Supporting Children and Youth

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