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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 acuriel@murrieta.k12.ca.us to set up a virtual session.

 

Stay Healthy Broncos!

VMHS Counseling & Mental Health Team

 

Weekly Wellness Themes

 

4/6/20: Stress - Cause & Effects

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ5AVDjxso0

Activity: https://school-connect.blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EQ-in-your-PJs-Managing-Stress-Student-Handout-Part-1-writable.pdf

Managing Stress Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFrW5Mqxvec

Activities: https://school-connect.blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EQ-in-your-PJs-Managing-Stress-Student-Handout-Part-3-writable-1.pdf

https://school-connect.blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EQ-in-your-PJs-Managing-Stress-Student-Handout-Part-4-writable.pdf

 

4/13/20: Stress Management

Stress Management Videos:

Stress Management Strategies

Awareness and Application

Stress Management Worksheets:

Stress Management Strategies

Awareness and application

 

4/20/20: Anxiety

Video: 

Fight Flight Freeze - Anxiety Explained for Teens

Worksheet: 

Intro to anxiety 

 

4/27/20: Mindfulness

Video:

Everyday Mindfulness

Worksheet:

Grounding with your 5 Senses

Helpful mindfulness apps:

Calm

Headspace

Stop, Breathe, Think

 

 

 

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

 

Video Playlist

RUHS Public Health A Message For Young People

Yoga for Teens  Yoga With Adriene

 

 

Crisis Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) – Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Online chat support

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 Sexual Assault Hotline (24/7) – Call 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) Online Hotline

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