School Counselor's Weekly Updates!



Week of May 10th


Good morning,

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. During these tough times please remember to reach out to people you love, set up zoom calls, and take time for yourself. As we celebrate all the wonderful mom’s, grandmothers and mother figures remember to be kind to your mind! In many families moms are the ones holding it all together.


Be Kind to Your Mind

Tips to cope with stress during COVID-19

1 PAUSE-Breathe Notice how you feel

2 TAKE BREAKS from COVID-19 content

3 MAKE TIME to sleep and exercise

4 REACH OUT and stay connected

5 SEEK HELP if overwhelmed or unsafe


Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations

How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the things that make you different from other people, and the community you live in.

People who may respond more strongly to the stress of a crisis include:


  • Older people and people with chronic diseases who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19

  • Children and teens

  • People who are helping with the response to COVID-19, like doctors, other health care providers, and first responders

  • People who have mental health conditions including problems with substance use

As a reminder:

I'm available 8:00-3:00 Monday through Friday via email or dojo. I will respond as quickly as I can. Please don’t hesitate for either you or your child to reach out to me. I am also available to schedule video chats with anyone!

We are in this together!

Ms. Young,

lyoung@ststanschicago.org


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