Social Emotional Supports
Many are feeling a variety of emotions including fear of the unknown, anxiety, and sadness. There are an array of resources to help support emotional and mental health while social distancing. These resources include newspaper and magazine articles, coping skills, steps toward mindfulness, etc. If you or someone you know is struggling, please offer this as help.
Stanislaus County Behavioral Health: Stanislaus County residents can call the Warm Line at (209) 558-4600 when they are:
- Having a hard time making it through the day - but are not in a crisis
- Needing a caring listener to provide effective feedback to help explore options
- Wanting some support, assistance and resources toward recovery
This is a mental health consumer-run program providing non-crisis intervention, offering peer support, referrals, and shared experiences of hope and recovery.
On-Site Peer Support and Warm Line services are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (209) 558-4600 and are funded by Stanislaus County Behavioral Health.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Suicide Prevention staff are committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or Text “START” to 88788
- MCS SEL Resource Website
- Local Mental Health Resources
- NAMI Resource and Information Guide
- NAMI Student Guide to Mental Health
- Self-Care Strategies for Teens
- CDC Managing Stress and Anxiety
- CDC Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
- SAMHSA Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline Chat
- Emotional Wellbeing During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- NBC Article: Coronavirus is Canceling Senior Year Across America: 5 Ways to Help Your Child Cope
- Teen Guide to Mental Health and Wellness
- Just Breathe Video
- Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) – Mental Health and Emotional Support Resources
- LGBTQ Resource – The Trevor Project
- Dating and Healthy Relationships Resource – Love is Respect
- Stop Bullying
Center for Human Services – Mental Health Tip of the Month:
- Establishing a Routine and Staying Organized
- Combating Lonliness and Establishing Coping Skills
- Self Care for Teachers
- Festive Activities for a Stay at Home Holiday Season
Mental Health Newsletter for Parents, Students and Staff:
- Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health
- Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health – Spanish
- Conflict Resolution Skills
- Conflict Resolution Skills – Spanish
- Grief and Loss
- Grief and Loss – Spanish
- Help Your Child Build Their Emotional Toolbox
- Help Your Child Build Their Emotional Toolbox – Spanish
- Helping Children Adjust to Going Back to School
- Helping Children Adjust to Going Back to School – Spanish
- Mental Health Matters
- Mental Health Matters – Spanish
- Teaching Children About Growth Mindset
- Teaching Children About Growth Mindet – Spanish
- Tips and Tricks for Distance Learning
- Tips and Tricks for Distance Learning – Spanish
- Trauma Informed Care
- Trauma Informed Care – Spanish
- Understanding Anxiety
- Understanding Anxiety – Spanish
Gregori High School’s Avni Parmar – Video Supports for Teens
1. Stay in the present moment----Focus on your 5 senses in order to prevent being “caught up in your head.” See what you can smell, see, hear, taste, feel.
2. Spend some time being quiet----Sit comfortably and focus on your breathing as long as you can. If you find yourself thinking of something other than your breath just gently come back to focusing on your breath. No phones, laptops, or devices!
3. Gratitude--Start a journal listing things you are grateful for--focus on that rather than what is going on in the world.
4. Help others----Check in via a phone call or Skype to see how aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins may be doing. Maybe call an elderly neighbor who lives alone. It will brighten their day as well as yours.
5. Limit news time
6. Let go---This may be a good time to let go of any bad feeling you may have towards someone.
7. Stay healthy---Be sure to eat healthy food, get exercise (go for a walk), and get proper sleep.