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The Wellness Counselors maintain an "open door" policy. All conversations are kept confidential with the exception of sharing information that suggests risk of harm to the student or to another person. It’s important for students to know they have a safe place in the school to talk and do not have to struggle alone with a difficult time.

Individual services:
  • Provide support to students in all grade levels
  • Make referrals to other professionals in the community
  • Conduct crisis intervention as needed
  • Collaborate with teachers, administration and families to best help students who are struggling

All-school services:
  • Implement wellness presentations for students throughout the school year 
  • Share student wellness topics, presentation information, community events and resources with parents via the weekly parent email blast and parent level meetings
  • Create and display “Stalling for Wellness” flyers in the student restrooms to educate students and encourage them to make healthy choices
  • Offer student wellness resources for students and parents with 24/7 access on the Counseling Office Services module in Canvas 

Wellness Presentation Topics Typically Include:

Mental Health
Eating Disorders
Substance Abuse
Depression & Suicide
Relationship Violence
Meg Johnson '13 is pictured presenting to a class of juniors about depression and suicide prevention through CHADS Coalition for Mental Health. CHADS Coalition's mission is to “save young lives by advancing the awareness and prevention of depression and suicide.” The organization has been a wonderful partner with SJA in reducing stigma about mental health issues. For several years, they have encouraged students to recognize the signs of depression and suicide in themselves and others and to get help by following A.C.T. (Acknowledge, Care, Tell/get Treatment). 

Contact Us

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  • Photo of Kristen Versen

    Mrs. Kristen Versen 

    Wellness Counselor, Last Names L-Z
    (314) 394-4316
  • Photo of Sarah Wild

    Mrs. Sarah Wild 

    Wellness Counselor, Last Names A-K
    (314) 394-4317
St. Joseph’s Academy is a college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission at the Academy is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.  

St. Joseph's Academy

2307 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-394-4300
Fax: 314-965-9114
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