Counseling and Testing

Counseling Office open 8AM-4PM, Mon.- Fri.

phone: 757-850-5023  FAX: 757-850-5616

Mrs. Hope is our Counseling Secretary.  

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Stacie Tyson -  School Counseling Coordinator 

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Lynn Thompson

Phone - X5028


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Monica Edmonds

Phone - x6850

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Denine Jackson

Phone - x5027


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Dr. Anne Sutton

Phone - x6849

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Breanna Ford

Phone - X6802 


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Mrs. Alicia Lanier-Stewart

College and Career Coach 


(757) 850-5074 

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Mr. Pennington

Testing Coordinator

 (757) 848 - 2159 -

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9 Ways To Fight Mental Health Stigma

Most people who live with mental illness have, at some point, been blamed for their condition. They’ve been called names. Their symptoms have been referred to as “a phase” or something they can control “if they only tried.” They have been illegally discriminated against, with no justice. This is the unwieldy power that stigma holds.

Stigma causes people to feel ashamed for something that is out of their control. Worst of all, stigma prevents people from seeking the help they need. For a group of people who already carry such a heavy burden, stigma is an unacceptable addition to their pain. And while stigma has reduced in recent years, the pace of progress has not been quick enough.

All of us in the mental health community need to raise our voices against stigma. Every day, in every possible way, we need to stand up to stigma. 

“How do you fight stigma?”

·      Talk Openly About Mental Health

“I fight stigma by talking about what it is like to have bipolar disorder and PTSD. Even if this helps just one person, it is worth it for me.” – Angela Christie Roach Taylor

·      Educate Yourself And Others

“I take every opportunity to educate people and share my personal story and struggles with mental illness. It doesn't matter where I am, if I over-hear a conversation or a rude remark being made about mental illness, or anything regarding a similar subject, I always try to use that as a learning opportunity and gently intervene and kindly express how this makes me feel, and how we need to stop this because it only adds to the stigma.” – Sara Bean

·      Be Conscious Of Language

“I fight stigma by reminding people that their language matters. It is so easy to refrain from using mental health conditions as adjectives and in my experience, most people are willing to replace their usage of it with something else if I explain why their language is problematic.” – Helmi Henkin

·      Show Compassion For Those With Mental Illness

“I offer free hugs to people living outdoors, and sit right there and talk with them about their lives. I do this in public, and model compassion for others. Since so many of our homeless population are also struggling with mental illness, the simple act of showing affection can make their day but also remind passersby of something so easily forgotten: the humanity of those who are suffering.” – Rachel Wagner

·      Choose Empowerment Over Shame

“I fight stigma by choosing to live an empowered life. To me, that means owning my life and my story and refusing to allow others to dictate how I view myself or how I feel about myself.” – Val Fletcher