Need to talk? Experiencing a mental health crisis?
In case of mental health crisis, especially if outside of typical school hours, please refer to the district's Mental Health Crisis Resources page. Not all of the resources require life to be in "crisis" mode--the hotline numbers/apps are also commonly available even if you just need to talk before the situation progresses to a crisis. Your school counselors are also still available during regular hours if you need to talk.
Managing Anxiety and Stress Over the Coronavirus Pandemic
- The COVID-19 outbreak is leaving many feeling anxious, angry, sad, scared, or some combination of these feelings. Visit this link for tips from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on managing anxiety and stress during this outbreak: https://tinyurl.com/wvkszdg. This includes a resource for parents helping their children cope with the stress of current events.
- Calm, a website and app dedicated to de-stressing through mindfulness, has responded to coronavirus by compiling a page of free relaxation tools, "Take a Deep Breath."
- Tips for Parents During COVID-19 Pandemic, courtesy of the Georgia School Counselor Association (GSCA).
- Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus, courtesy of the Child Mind Institute.
- On a more general note, here is a creative list of 100 Coping Strategies (constructive ones!), brought to us by ThePathway2Success.