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Mental Health Help

Virtual/on-site licensed mental health therapists from Bridge Community Health Clinic and Centre for Wellbeing are accessible at John Muir Middle School. Services are billed through the family's insurance, but don't let cost prevent care; financial help is available.

To learn more about the therapists, click on their bio:

Tonia Backman, Bridge Community Health Clinic (bio coming soon)

Noreen Salzman, Centre for Wellbeing

To make a referral, please contact School Counselor Heidi Schmidt 

Good mental health is a state of balance in our thoughts, emotions, & behaviors. These signs may indicate that mental health therapy is right for your child:

  • Isolated
  • Low motivation
  • Sudden changes in behavior/dress/friendships, eating and sleeping habits
  • Anger, irritability, outbursts or irrational behavior that is out of character
  • Sudden drop in grades
  • Evidence of self-harm or suicidal comments
  • Impulsivity
  • Sadness that does not seem to go away
  • High level of fear/worry/anxiety that go beyond what is typical for their developmental age
  • Increased negative behaviors
  • Poor hygiene
  • Chronic peer/social issues
  • Vomiting unrelated to illness
  • Difficulty with concentration & attention, problems with short-term memory