Mental Health

  • Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Mental Health at PCSD

  • Student writing on empathy School Year Focuses on Empathy

    Mendon Center Elementary School established a year-long focus on empathy. Superintendent’s Conference Day was spent learning about empathy with the entire staff. The Principal’s Books of the Month focused on empathy. Morning announcements included messages of  kindness and empathy. 

    Students wrote about empathy and hand painted rocks that spread the idea of empathy. 

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  • students interacting in Sources of Strength activity

    Sources of Strength

    Sutherland and Mendon High Schools participate in Sources of Strength, in a partnership with the University of Rochester. Sources of Strength is an evidence based program designed to promote a positive climate and normalize help-seeking behavior. 

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  • Speaker on foods to promote mood Community Education

    Education efforts have started for the District, PTSA and Pittsford Youth Services. This presenter speaks on nutrition for mental health and foods to promote a positive mood.  

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  • Students writing letters of appreciation

    Students Write Letters of Appreciation

    In this activity, students wrote letters to those people  in their lives that they appreciate.

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  • Banner The Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive

    Service Learning
    Students Giving to Others

    Students involved in The Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive collected pajamas to give to those in need. 

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Consortium on Trauma, Illness and Grief

  • Pittsford Central School District is a member of the Consortium on Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG). TIG is a collaboration with Monroe County Office of Mental Health and surrounding school districts. Visit  for resources that may support you in talking with your children about these topics.