Health and Wellness at Bend International School

Health and Wellness is at the core of what we do at Bend International School.  Teaching students to be self-aware, manage their emotions, and develop productive relationships give students a foundation for success.  Our program is developed by our counselor Kristen Wiest who meets with classes regularly to develop these skills.  She also meets with students on an individual basis to support our student’s mental health.   If your child is in need of counseling please reach out to Maestra Kristen at

Signs Your Child May be Struggling with Mental Health

  • Excessive fears and worries

  • Extreme hyperactivity

  • A sudden decrease in school performance

  • Loss of interest in friends or favorite activities

  • Loss of appetite

  • Sudden changes in weight

  • Excessive worry about weight gain

  • Sudden changes in sleep habits

  • Visible prolonged sadness

  • Substance use or abuse

  • Engaging in Risky Behavior

  • Self-Harm

Additional Mental Health Resources

Worried you or someone you care about is having thoughts about suicide? Know you are not alone and there are lots of resources.
  • For emergencies call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency room

  • Deschutes County 24-Hour Crisis Line (541) 322-7500 ext. #9

  • Deschutes County Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Center 541-585-7210

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) TEXT “273Talk” to 839863

  • Oregon YouthLine: 877-968-8491 or text “teen2teen” to 83983 (YouthLine is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line)

  • Trans LifeLine: 1-877-565-8860

  • The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 (The Trevor Project is a crisis intervention resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people ages 13-24).

  • For long term mental health support: List of Central Oregon Mental Health Providers