Children’s Mental Health Matters
Next week is also Children’s Mental Health Matter Week: https://www.childrensmentalhealthmatters.org/
Maintains a Calm Happy Household
See the blue box to the side for helpful information from our Counselor on maintaining a calm happy household!
Click HERE for a great article on resilience .
Click HERE for a youtube video from Susan Stiffleman and Janet Lansbury
Please take a moment to read the letter “Cindy Crown” from our counselor in the blue box to the right.
Reliable sources of information about COVID-19:
Other Helpful Resources to Support Your Mental and Emotional Well-being:
- CDC’s “Manage Anxiety and Stress”page provides what stress can look like and tips to manage that stress.
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has a guide for parents and caregivers to help families cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- SAMHSA’s “Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreak“ page outlines the signs of stress and steps you can take to alleviate stress.
- SAMHSA’s “Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health” page provides tips for social distancing, quarantine and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak.
- SAMHSA’s “Talking With Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents, and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks” page provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for helping children manage their stress during an infectious disease outbreak.
- Vibrant Emotional Health’s Safe Space provides interactive coping tools to help users when they need it.
If you feel you or someone you know may need emotional support, please visit the Lifeline’s website at suicidepreventionlifeline.org for helpful resources or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline is free, confidential, and available to everyone in the U.S. You do not have to be suicidal to call the Lifeline.
The NYS Office of Mental Health’s Managing Anxiety in an Anxiety Provoking Situation” resource page provides tips for all on how to manage anxiety surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak