Mental Health

Self Care, Coping Skills, Reaching out for help, and Knowing how to help a Friend.  
Mental Health is an important part of being a complete human, and it can be hard to navigate.  Here are some ways to talk about mental health and learn more about taking care of ourselves and supporting each other.

Activities and Discussions
 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Sk2JHKJbUO5jnS2HMhILdqTybPrsnhbxgr5DTzdwPA4/edit?usp=sharing


Coping Skills for a New School Year Stress

Open up a discussion about the ways we handle stress and take care of ourselvesas students. 
 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SdXB0eO4mNybH_gFYjUv-o7m5xPQuZLBQOgVBmLiVkc/edit?usp=sharing


Positive Adjective Mosaic

Create a collaborative piece of art about how awesome your community is!

 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XEsyMoj6Ua2MOJn1PLqwvdH5NLU6UqR3dv6dE2q9gaA/edit?usp=sharing


Support Collective Poem

Write a poem together about what support looks like.  
You'll be surprised how poignant your thoughts are when collected together!
 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ch220fCfF6_j_5uGOPG9xlL2Dfia1YsUeWH_uL5S_Cc/edit?usp=sharing

 
Tiny Self Care Zines

Discuss what self care means and can look like.
Create little books of self care reminders and suggestions for yourself!  
 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LnHcgfcr2In79DlcoEb2XAuLosoROb-_-GJXOPcI0Tg/edit?usp=sharing

 
Healthier Anger

We all experience anger.  What are some healthier ways to express and cope with our anger?


Resources
 
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Trevor Project
 
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
 
www.translifeline.org

Trans Lifeline
 
The Trans Lifeline is a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people. Trans Lifeline volunteers are ready to respond to whatever support needs members of our community might have.
http://www.7cups.com/ 7 Cups of Tea

7 Cups of Tea is an on-demand emotional health and well-being service. Our bridging technology anonymously & securely connects real people to real listeners in one-on-one chat.  Check it out, and see if you find it helpful!



Big Project Ideas
  • Plan something for Suicide Prevention Awareness Week
  • Get Involved with AFSP and the Out of the Darkness Walk
  • Get SafeTalk Trainings for Staff and/or Students