Mental Health and Wellness
Our mental health and well-being is as important as our physical health and well-being. Just as our physical health is dynamic and multi-faceted so too is our mental health and well-being. Physical illness primarily affects our physical functioning like mobility, sleep patterns, or senses while mental illness primarily affects our mental functioning like thinking, feeling, or mood.
Whether physical or mental, all human body functioning is interconnected and interdependent yet unique to each individual; which is why different people have unique experiences as they work through treatment for an illness and recovery. As with physical conditions, mental conditions are caused by a variety of factors like genetics, lifestyle, and environment. Each year in the U.S. 20% of adults experiences a mental health condition with 50% beginning by age 14 and 75% beginning by age 24 (NAMI, 2018).
Burbank Unified School District applies the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) approach to support the well-being of all staff, students, and their families. Our Mental Health and Wellness Plan outlines our goals. Visit all our pages to learn how to become a partner in our achieving our goals.