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3560 McCarty Rd, Saginaw, MI 48603 | 989.790.1676

Personal and Social Counseling

Guidance Counselor Mrs. Mueller is available for students during their academic seminar and lunch hours. After school meetings with parents are available by appointment.

A variety of resources are also included below for student and parent reference.

Students desiring to meet with Mrs. Mueller can submit an online request through this form. Mrs. Mueller can also be reached via email, lmueller@vlhs.com or phone (989) 790-1676, ex. 15.

Common High School Concerns

Study Skills

Being a life-long learner means discovering new and more efficient ways of doing tasks you already tackle on a regular basis. Need to brush up on your study skills?

Stress

High school can be tough, and for many students, this is their first real experience with heightened levels of stress. The good news is that we have control over some of the things that can cause us stress, and there are certain things we can do to help alleviate the effects of stress on our bodies and minds.

So what can you do about it?

Smart Devices and Social Media

Students today are growing up in a world unlike anything we have seen before. They carry some of the most powerful technological devices in their pockets, with access to information and media from around the world. While these devices can be incredible tools for learning and networking, they have also created a generation that is always connected and exposed to adult content at younger and younger ages. This constant connection has also been linked to higher levels of stress, anxiety, and addiction to smart devices. So how do you learn to use technology in a healthy way?

Mental Health Topics and Resources

Stress and “off” days are a normal part of life, but there are times when our struggles become larger than just a bad day. If you think you might be struggling with any of these concerns, you should talk to a trusted adult. If you are thinking about hurting yourself or someone else, you need to seek help immediately!

CRISIS TEXT LINE: Text HOME to 741741 for free 24/7 support

Great Lakes Bay Region Community Counseling Resources

Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of life, and all people experience some level of anxiety from time to time. But, when that anxiety takes over and makes it difficult to complete normal, everyday tasks, it’s time to seek out help.

Depression

Everyone has bad days and struggles with feelings of sadness – these are a natural reaction to stuff that happen in life. It’s when those feelings become despair or hopelessness that lasts for weeks or months at a time that it’s time to talk to a trusted adult.

Other Mental Health Informational Resources

If you are struggling with any of these concerns, or another concerns not listed here, it is important that you talk to an adult you trust. Mrs. Mueller is available to talk with you at any time.