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Going Green for Mental Health in Schools

2024-04-29T18:39:42-07:00April 29th, 2024|Behavioral Health|

In conjunction with using some of the educational tools included in the Mental Health America 2024 Toolkit, Where to Start, you might choose to Go Green. Green is the “official color for mental health awareness” and “represents renewal, hope and vitality.” Be ready to explain WHY you are displaying green: to demonstrate commitment to mental well-being.

Video: Said No Teen Ever

2024-04-29T15:11:02-07:00April 29th, 2024|Behavioral Health|

Even as we work to educate and empower youth to protect their own mental health, recognize when help is needed, and seek help for themselves or their peers. Still, when a young person is struggling, it is up to us to notice.

Natural Hacks for a Happier Brain

2024-04-05T07:29:27-07:00April 5th, 2024|Behavioral Health|

While some stress is unavoidable, coping with the stress that comes our way is within our power by hacking our brain for better mood! There are four brain chemicals that rule our emotional outlook - Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphin - often called by their acronym as the DOSE chemicals.

Friends for Life: Prevent Overdose

2024-02-29T15:46:05-08:00February 29th, 2024|Behavioral Health|

The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) has launched the Friends for Life fentanyl awareness and prevention campaign. The Friends for Life campaign ​seeks to inform and educate people, including youth aged 12 and up, about illicit fentanyl, how to help teens avoid opioids like fentanyl, how to spot and respond to an opioid overdose, and how to use naloxone.

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