Mental Health Awareness
One of the central tenets that guides St. Xavier High School’s work with students is Cura Personalis or “care for the whole person”. With this in mind, St. Xavier seeks to assist students with their educational, cognitive, emotional, and social development. We understand that being a teenager may be stressful. Sometimes students experience conflicts, difficulties, or mental illnesses which make it difficult for them to thrive. St. Xavier offers several services, programs, clubs, and activities to help students navigate these challenges.
St. Xavier provides 6 school counselors, 5 college advisors, and a school psychologist to help guide students through the high school experience. Students work with the same school counselor for four years, our counselor to student ratio is 240:1 (American School Counselor Association recommends 250:1), and each student has a dedicated college advisor to guide him and his family through the college application process.
St. Xavier also partners with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center(CCHMC) to offer families access to additional mental health support. Two CCHMC clinicians operate from offices on St. Xavier’s campus to assist families and students with increased needs for service. These optional offerings are in addition to those provided by our school guidance counselors and psychologist.
Mental Health Partners
St. Xavier High School continually seeks professional development for staff including ongoing diversity equity and inclusion training, QPR training, and more to assist educators’ abilities to support our students.
Clubs and Activities to Support Students' Wellness Efforts
- Service opportunities (run through our community service department)
- Service learning (run through our religion department)
- Meditation class (a curricular offering through our religion department)
- Meditation and a Meal (flex activity)
- Brothers on a Journey
- Sources of Strength
- Frosh ConneXtions
- Speaker series:
- 9th – Addictions (evening program with students and parents in partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)
- 10th – Anxiety and depression (evening program with students and parents in partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)
- 11th – Staying motivated (in partnership with College Advising)
- 12th – Title IX ( in partnership with Xavier University)