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.

Resource: Love Is Respect

2024-01-29T12:07:38-08:00January 29th, 2024|Behavioral Health|

Love is Respect is an online resource for older teens and young adults. Its primary focus is on intimate partner relationships with emphasis on “being on the same page” with one’s partner regarding definitions, boundaries and consent, “an ongoing mutual agreement between partners about what they want to experience.”

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