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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on: May 14, 2020
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May is mental health awareness month! The end of the school year is fast approaching, and we recognize that summer might look a little different for students and families this year. We would like to take this opportunity to share some upcoming events with you, as well as resources which might be helpful to your student(s) and family.

Upcoming Events

  • WALK4HOPE: Registration for Grant Us Hope’s WALK4HOPE2020 is now open!  This event is open to anyone who is interested in helping raise awareness around youth mental health and suicide prevention.

  • QPR Gatekeeper Training: QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) is an international, evidence-based program that focuses on the skills needed to move someone from crisis mode to the help they need before they make a deadly decision.

  • NAMI Coping with Covid Workshop: A 45-minute presentation offered online that has been developed to open the conversation about mental health and anxiety during this pandemic.

Resources

  • Covid Care Line 1-800-720-9616: A hotline where trained staff will simply talk with you, help with emotional management, screening, or connect you to resources if needed. The Care Line will be open between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week. It will roll over to a national hotline over-night.

  • Coping With the Unknown: Resources and strategies focusing on managing stress and anxiety during times of uncertainty.

  • Distant Together: Tips and resources for managing: stress and anxiety surrounding COVID-19, the challenges associated with continuing to work from home, isolation, students experiencing emotional hardship, and much more.

  • Reconnect with Family: Although continued isolation and social-distancing can create feelings of despair, frustration, and sadness, this time can also be used for positive things, such as reconnecting with your family. This link provides helpful information on ways to reconnect.

  • Suicide Prevention & Staying Connected: The Clermont County Suicide Coalition has created a handout (click here to download itto promote physical distancing while staying socially connected. In addition to providing suggestions on how to stay connected to others during the pandemic, it also provides helpful crisis hotline numbers.

Milford School's Mental Health Services

As we approach the end of the school year, we would like to remind you that our mental health staff are still here to assist you. If you are interested in speaking with your building’s assigned mental health provider, click here to see a document referencing building assignments and contact information. Our mental health staff are continuing to provide confidential professional consultation to all parents and families in MEVSD. Additionally, we can assist your child in connecting to mental health services over summer break, and facilitate a successful transition back to school in the fall. As always, we remain dedicated to both student and community wellness, and we look forward to continuing to serve you.