Monthly Resources – May 2023
Curated Links – Mental Health
SAMHSA has recently announced the release of its updated 988 Partner Toolkit. Anyone who is struggling or in crisis can call or text 988, or can chat via 988lifeline.org to receive live support.
Started in Seattle, in 1993, Teen Link is now accessible statewide and offers peer support to teens who are struggling, as well as support to their friends, parents and other adults.
Access the Where to Turn booklet for teens in English or Spanish.
Emotional Wellness resources and Resilience Building resources are organized by age ranges, including preschoolers, elementary, middle and high school students on this helpful website.
Downloadable PDF resources, available in English and Spanish, include:
Stigma, Prejudice and Discrimination Against People With Mental Illness, published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), discusses types of stigma, numerous harmful effects, and ways of addressing stigma.
The article explains that stigma is based in fear from lack of understanding; antidotes include education and becoming acquainted with individuals who have mental illness.
A great way to celebrate Mental Health Month this May would be to start planning a Wellness Event – with some student leaders – to hold during the 2023 – 2024 school year.
Check out the many tools and contacts we have provided to make a Wellness Event easy for you to arrange. We have also included quick email buttons in case you have any questions!