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Student Services

The Preuss School provides a variety of services and resources as it relates to student wellness.

Mental Health Awareness Month 

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  With the help of a few NAMI on Campus Club members, Ms. Torre has put together some breathing/grounding exercises in order to raise awareness for this important topic.  Check-out a new video Monday through Friday for the entire month. 

May 1:  Nose Breathing
May 4:  Lazy 8 Breathing
May 5:  10 Point Check-In
May 6:  Hand Breathing
May 7:  Belly Breathing
May 8:  Categories 
May 11:  5 Point Check-In
May 12:  Grateful Breathing
May 13:  Eric's meditation
May 14:  Hexagon Breathing
May 15:  Progressive Muscles Relaxation

May 19:  Describe Your Environment
May 20:  I Can Succeed
May 21:  Paint the Fence
May 22:  Square Breathing
May 25:  Triangle Breathing
May 26:  Heart Breathing
May 27:  Tissue Breathing
May 28:  Wave Breathing
May 29:  Coming soon

Counseling Department

The Preuss School’s Counseling Department is here to support students in achieving academically and socially to the best of their potential. If you have any additional questions, contact:

School Counselor - Class of 2022 and 2023
Ruthie Hernandez
(858) 822-2002
recarrillo@ucsd.edu

School Counselor - Class of 2024 and 2025
Brittany Oka
(858) 822-0409
boka@ucsd.edu

School Counselor - Class of 2020, 2021, and 2026
Erin Patrick
(858) 822-0996
empatrick@ucsd.edu

Additional counselors that are avalible to assist your student include: 

School Psychologist
Yazmin Ghonaim
(858) 822-1485
yghonaim@ucsd.edu

Family Support Specialist
Homeless Coordinator
Amanda Torre
(858) 822-1484
a1torre@ucsd.edu

Health Resources

The following are useful links related to student health:

If your student has any medical related needs, please contact our School Nurse, Jennifer Bryant, at (858) 822-2291 or preussnurse@ucsd.edu. 

Mental Health Resources

If you would like assistance with mental health resources you can contact Ms. Amanda Torre, our Family Support Specialist at 858-822-1484 or you may also contact your child’s counselor (Ms. Oka, Ms. Patrick, or Ms. Hernandez).

Here are some organizations we sometimes partner with for mental health services if you prefer to contact them directly:

  1. Union of Pan Asian Communities
  2. SAY San Diego
  3. Cornerstone

 For additional mental health resources and information:

  1. 211 San Diego
  2. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego

 Lastly, if you are experiencing a mental health emergency please use the following crisis numbers:

  1. San Diego Crisis Line 888-724-7240 (available 24/7)
  2. Suicide Prevention Line 800-273-TALK (available 24/7)
  3. Peer- Run Warm Line 855-845-7415 (available 24/7)

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for academic records, degree audits, enrollment verifications, grading, student records, and transcript requests. 

If you have additional questions please contact our Registrar, Paty Macedo, at 858-822-2525 or preussregistrar@ucsd.edu

Additional Parent Resources

5 Steps for Establishing Peace in Chaos Video by Ms. Amanda Torre