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Mental Health Resources

General drop-in messaging

Modify and use the following language in communications with parents and teachers:

In this unprecedented time of upheaval and uncertainty, students, parents and educators are understandably anxious and worried. Fear about the new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in children and adults. In addition, public actions such as physical distancing can make people feel isolated and lonely. Finding ways to cope with stress in a healthy way is important.

School district name has compiled a list of resources that can help both children and adults manage stress.

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Resources for Teachers

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Resources for Families

How to talk with kids about their fears

Kids will have questions about coronavirus, and they are sensitive to the stress and fear of adults around them. Taking care of your stress will help kids reduce their own fear. Resources are available to help adults talk with kids about COVID-19.

How to be calm for children in time of crisis

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Resources for Students

Drop-in messaging for students

COVID-19 has made life harder for some of us, and life was already hard in some cases.  Changes to our daily lives and worries about how this will all work out can feel overwhelming. Maybe it feels like too much.  

Your feelings are valid. It is normal to feel anxious or afraid, and you don’t have to carry these things alone. Whatever you’re feeling, whatever you’re afraid of, there’s a good chance that millions of people in this exact moment feel exactly the same.

It’s OK to ask for help. It’s not weak; it’s brave, and it gives others permission to ask for help too. Others help us find resources and new ideas about what to do. We can help each other feel less alone. This is a time to lean on each other.

Everyone struggles at times, but if a problem is lasting too long, is too intense or feels like more than you can handle or is impacting your daily activities, that is a sign to reach out for help.   

If you are immediately concerned about yourself or a friend, use the following resources:

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