Student Wellness & Mental Health Resources

Students have many experiences throughout high school that can result in a variety of emotions that range from happy and rewarding to sad and traumatic.  Chantilly High School cares about the well-being of every student. At times when emotions become overwhelming or difficult to handle, we encourage students to seek help whether it be for themselves or a friend. Parents and teachers can support kids too by familiarizing themselves with signs and symptoms of emotional distress and acknowledging that any student can experience distress at one time or another.

Chantilly Student Services department consists of school counselors, school psychologists, and social workers all of whom are available for students while at school. Parents and guardians are welcome to contact the Student Services staff members when they have concerns about their kids, but when kids aren’t in school  and families need help we offer the resources below.

Mental Health & Resiliency

  • Discover the foundation for building solid mental health and resiliency.
  • View mental health resources and emergency services information
  • View FCPS' Healthy Minds features
  • View tips on building resiliency 

Student Wellness Tips and Strategies

Feeling super stressed? Worried about a friend's mental health—or your own? Get tips to help manage your emotions and see what to do if you are in crisis.

  • How to handle peer pressure
  • How to help a friend in crisis
  • Quick tips to lift your mood
  • Ways to bring balance to your life
  • Tips to ease anxiety
  • And much more

If you or someone you care about is in crisis, take action (your friend will thank you later).  You have options:

Try these tips for supporting a friend or family member

  • Call the Crisis Link Hotline at 703-527-4077 or text them at 703-997-5444
  • Chat online with a specialist at or
  • Go to the nearest emergency room at your local hospital
  • Call 911