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Welcome to our Mental Health Page

Thank you for visiting the SLZUSD Mental Health Page, we are currently constructing the page, in the meantime here are a few resources to share: 

San Lorenzo Unified School District (SLZUSD) is committed to supporting the mental health needs of our students. In partnership with mental health agencies in our community, we’re building a network of resources to ensure that our students have access to mental health information and support. This website will include resources, definitions warning signs, and contacts. 
Please refer to the menu bar to the right for information and resources on various mental health topics. 

Mental Health Awareness in SLZUSD Schools

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the start of many mental health conditions most often occurs in adolescence. Half of individuals living with mental illness experience onset by the age of 14. This number jumps to 75% by the age of 24. One in five youths live with a mental health condition, but less than half of these individuals receive needed services. Recent statistics indicate that the average time between the onset of a mental health challenge and treatment is 11 years. Undiagnosed, untreated, or inadequately treated mental health conditions can affect a student’s ability to learn, grow, and develop.
Schools provide a unique opportunity to identify and treat mental health conditions by serving students where they already are. School personnel and parents play an important role in identifying the early warning signs of an emerging mental health condition and in linking students with effective services and support. 
SLZUSD has established a growing network of community mental health partners that includes La Familia Counseling, STARS, Center for Healthy Kids and Community, REACH Ashland Youth Center, TUPE, Project Eden, and more!  To learn more about our mental health partners and how to access services, CLICK HERE.
Do you want to learn more or talk to someone? Contact your District Social Worker:
A. Cazarez 
Sites: Grant Elementary (Support) &
Edendale Middle School, Royal Sunset High (Support)
Work Cell: (510) 329-1753
(Yo hablo español) WhatsApp
Katrina Huaman
Sites: Colonial Acres Elementary, San Lorenzo High & East Bay Arts High 
Work Cell: (510) 697-6935
Laura Mitchell-Morton
Sites: Arroyo High, Bay Elementary (Support), Lorenzo Manor Elementary
Work Cell: (510) 935-6781
Maria Ciriaco
Sites: Corvallis Elementary & Hesperian Elementary
Work Cell: (510) 303-7150
Maria Isabel Ramirez Leyva
Sites:  Bohannon Middle School & Hillside Elementary, Royal Sunset High (Support)
Work Cell: (510) 550-5971
(Yo hablo español)
Rosie Bermudez
Sites: Special Services 
Work Cell: (510) 610-8494 
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Sabrina Santos
Sites: Del Rey Elementary, Washington Manor Middle
Work Cell: (510) 331-7699
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If you are interested in the Social Worker vacancy, please visit EdJoin to learn more about the position!