CDC Recommended Resources for Families
Ideas for Helping Children Cope with Emergencies and Disasters: https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html
Ideas for ways you and your kids can de-stress during the Coronavirus: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-you-and-your-kids-can-de-stress-during-coronavirus
Mental Health and the Coronavirus
If you or someone you know is experiencing increased anxiety or depression related to the Coronavirus, there is support. The county’s crisis lines continue to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Adults (18+): 612-596-1223
Children (17 and under): 612-348-2233
Adults (18+): 651-266-7900
Children (17 and under): 651-266-7878
The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC) is offering two excellent online trainings in early May:
- The 3-part webinar, Understanding Trauma and Stress: Trauma-Informed Learning for Early Childhood Educators Series (Thursdays May 7, 14 & 21; 3:00 CST; registration deadline May 7)
- And the webinar, Role of Religion and Spirituality in Recovery: Benefits and Challenges of Religion and Spirituality in Recovery and Strategies for Navigating this Topic (registration deadline May 6). Both events begin on May 7.
Get to know the Mobile Crisis Mental Health Services before there’s a crisis.
MINDFULNESS & MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICES TO SHARE WITH YOUR CONGREGATION
Empower youth to deal with stress, specifically due to COVID-19 with EmpowerU.
Mindful Schools shares free LIVE Mindfulness Classes for Kids (geared toward K-5) every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 – 10:30am PST. You can learn more about it here and watch their first episode!
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department offers tips on emotional well-being. There are lots of important links in this article!!