Mental Health Online Resources
Mental Health First Aid Article on How to Care for Yourself During Social Distancing
CDC Article on Coping With Stress and Anxiety
Article on 5 Tips for Reducing COVID-19 Anxiety
Article on Creating a New Routine for Your Child
NY Times Article for Parents on Helping Teens Manage Anxiety During COVID-19:
Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Uncertain Times:
Article on How to Keep Your Household Calm During the Coronavirus
Panorama Free Mindfulness Strategies – offered daily:
Ten Percent Happier Free Daily Live Meditations:
We will update these as we become aware of new information:
A RESOURCE GUIDE FOR SUPPORTING OUR DSISD STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
Rooster Springs Elementary:
RSE S'more newsletter that also has many great COVID-19 resources:
RSE Counselor website that has self-care and resources for families:
Sycamore Springs Elementary:
SSE S'more newsletter has some self-care and SEL tips.
SSE counselor website which also includes helpful articles/websites as well as resources
Dripping Springs Elementary & Walnut Springs Elementary:
Kids 7-minute HIIT workout for self-regulation
Bookends with Julia: Julia Cook is hosting read-alouds on Mondays and Fridays on her Facebook Page! Click here to see the schedule
Social & Emotional Learning Bingo Style
Social & Emotional Learning at Home
Social & Emotional Learning Mad Libs
Mental Health Self Care
Mental health self-care describes actions one might take in order to reach optimal mental health. These are things you can do for yourself to stay healthy mentally, especially during these trying times. Many things can negatively influence our mental health, for example watching the news or reading through social media posts can affect us. Taking some time to care for yourself can help buffer some of the stressful things we experience day to day.
There are 6 main areas that are important to focus on to help us maintain good mental health. When we neglect these areas, it can create an imbalance in our mental health system. That in turn can make us more sensitive to the day to day stress we all experience. The six areas are: Physical, Psychological, Emotional, Spiritual, Personal, and Professional.
Below you can see the “Mental Health Self Care Wheel,” that provides some ideas/examples of how you can care for yourself in each of the 6 categories.
Practicing self-care can help you stay healthy, manage your stress, maintain professionalism at work, and help maintain relationships with family and friends. Identify some self-care activities that you enjoy or want to try and then make a plan on how to incorporate those activities into your daily life. Taking care of yourself and your mental health is imperative for a healthy balanced life.