COVID-19 Counseling Resources
Dear Bronco families,
Times of uncertainty can bring up a mixture of emotions. The current COVID 19 pandemic may cause you to have heightened feelings of anxiety, worry, or fear. If you are overwhelmed by any of these feelings, know that you are not alone. Feelings of uncertainty are a typical response to situations such as the one we are living in. During these times, use practical ways to relax and cope; take deep breaths, stretch, meditate, or practice activities you enjoy.
We are happy to provide mental health resources to support you through these ever-changing times. Please refer to the resources included below. Feel free to reach out to your counselor or school social worker as needed.
We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones continue to stay safe and healthy. We appreciate our community’s support, patience, and flexibility. We will continue to stay connected to our students and offer additional resources and support as needed.
5/8/20 Update from Ms. Angie Curiel
We have 4 more weeks before the end of the school year and I want to know how you are doing, please fill out this form. If you are struggling and want to talk, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a virtual session.
Stay Healthy Broncos!
VMHS Counseling & Mental Health Team
Weekly Wellness Themes
4/6/20: Stress - Cause & Effects
Managing Stress Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFrW5Mqxvec
4/13/20: Stress Management
Stress Management Videos:
Stress Management Worksheets:
Helpful mindfulness apps:
Student and Family Well-Being Tools, Tips & Resources
Riverside University Health System April News Letter
World Health Organization (WHO) Helping Children Cope with Stress
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
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
Ceter 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
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Manage Anxiety & 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
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