COUNSELING RESOURCES DURING COVID-19
Dear MMHS Community,
It is reasonable to expect that you might be experiencing intense and complex emotions associated with this outbreak. Shifting schedules alone, can feel like a major disruption in your life. If you find yourself feeling anxious, isolated and disappointed, know this: you are not alone.
Our counseling team has mobilized to provide wellness and mental health resources to support you in acknowledging your feelings associated with this new (temporary) normal. Our team is prepared to help you navigate through this unpredictable time. We are here for you. We will get through this together. Please refer to this page for comprehensive wellness and mental health resources. Our goal is to up-date this page as often as possible.
If you have specific questions, concerns about your emotional reaction to school being closed or if there is a topic you’d like us to address with the Mesa Community, please reach out to your school counselor or school social worker.
Be safe and well!
Mesa Counseling Newsletters
Student School Resources
50 free Black and white copies per week per family: STAPLES
Tools, Tips & Resources for Wellbeing
Latest News and up-to-date information: Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California
The Wellness Society Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook
TRAILS to Wellness Self-Care During COVID-19: For Teens
TRAILS to Wellness Sticking to a Schedule
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Manage Anxiety & Stress
California Department of Public Health California Surgeon General's Playbook: Stress Relief for Caregivers and Kids During COVID-19
Riverside University Health System April News Letter
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) How Teenagers Can Protect their Mental Health During Coronavirus (COVID-19)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine-Coronavirus Planning
The Empowerment Center Free Resilience Tools for Parents Workshop
The United States Department of Justice Keeping Children Safe Online
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Helping Children Cope with Changes Resulting from COVID-19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) Helping Homebound Children during the COVID-19 Outbreak
Child Mind Institute Supporting Teenagers and Young Adults During the Coronavirus Crisis
World Health Organization (WHO) Helping Children Cope with Stress
Breathe For Change Family Wellness: Resources to Take Care of Yourself and Your Children
RUHS Public Health A Message For Young People
Yoga for Teens Yoga With Adriene
Inspired Living Medical Taking Care of Your Mental Health During the COVID 19 Pandemic
Webinars & Workshops
These past weeks have been difficult for many of us, and at times we may feel discouraged or isolated. We want to remind you that you are not alone and encourage you to connect with other youth who may be having the same thoughts and feelings. Hearing from other youth going through the same things can be helpful in getting us through this. With that in mind, on Tuesday, May 26th at 4pm, please join us on Zoom for “Real Talk: Teens on Mental Health”. This live conversation will be a safe space for youth to discuss mental health and share creative approaches to self-care during this unprecedented time. Join Bring Change to Mind (BC2M) and Directing Change for this special event as youth from all over the country lead conversations around mental health.
How to Join: RSVP on EventBrite to reserve your spot- space is limited. This event is free and for teens and young adults only. Join youth from all over the country from 4 pm– 5 pm on May 26 for conversations about mental health. Sign up on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/real-talk-teens-on-mental-health-tickets-10447502360
#EachMindMatters #directingchange #bringchangetomind #mentalhealthmattersmonth
Mental Health Awareness Month workshop on May 13th at 1pm. Wellness is more important than ever. Join us to learn Tools to Thrive during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Call this number: 669-900-9128
Enter this meeting code: 891 2962 8512
Enter this password: 017758
Download the Zoom App and click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89129628512?pwd=Y0NlMGlLRGQwK1Y0NHNDSUZyRDViQT09
Por favor, asista a nuestro taller del Mes de Concientización sobre la Salud Mental a las 3 de la tarde el 13 de mayo. El bienestar mental es más importante que nunca, únase a nosotros para aprender herramientas para prosperar durante la pandemia COVID-19.
Llama a este numero: 669-900-9128
Ingrese este código de reunión: 830 8802 8059
Ingrese esta contraseña: 000702
Descargue la aplicación y haga clic en este enlace: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83088028059?pwd=elo3NTNSSVBPS0RzV3hRTTZJSVhwdz09
Weekly Wellness Themes
Week 1: Stress-Cause and EffectsVideo: Managing Stress Part 1Worksheet: Stress-Cause and Effects
Week 2: Stress ManagementPerceptions of StressVideo: Managing Stress Part 2Activity/Worksheet: Perception of Stress
Stress Management StrategiesVideo: Managing Stress Part 3Activity/Worksheet:Stress Management StrategiesAwareness and ApplicationVideo: Managing Stress Part 4Activity/Worksheet: Awareness and ApplicationWeek 3: AnxietyVideo: Automatic ThoughtsActivity/Worksheet: Introduction to AnxietyWeek 4: MindfulnessVideo: Everyday MindfulnessActivity/Worksheet: Grounding with your 5 SensesWeek 5: Positive MindsetVideo: The science of gratitudeWeek 6: Grief and LossWorksheet: My Grief Response and PlanGrief and Loss Prezi for the Class of 2020: RUHS Grief PreziWeek 7: Self-Care
National Alliance on Mental Illness Crisis Text Line (24/7) – Text NAMI to 741-741
National Domestic Violence Hotline (24/7) – Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Parent Helpline (Monday through Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm PDT) – Call 1-855-2736 for emotional support and advocacy for parents
Riverside County Suicide Prevention Lifeline-Support and Referrals (24/7)- Call 800-706-7500
Mental Health Urgent Care Center (24/7)- Call 951-349-4195