Mental Health Minute Issue 6 Week of 4/27


Mental Health Minute 
Issue 6
Week of 4/27 - 5/1

The Avon Central School Mental Health team would like to offer support for our kids and families by providing weekly on-line tips and resources. We understand this can be a stressful time for families and that you are receiving a lot of information from many different directions. Taking this into account, our team has decided to pull some of the best information we can find and bring it to you in small weekly installments. If you are overwhelmed right now, the NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Line is staff by specially trained volunteers who can help:  1-844-863-9314 NYS Office of Mental Health


Mental Health Minute Issue 6 Week of 4/27

Coping with Anxiety...one worksheet for little kids and one for older kids…

https://www.centervention.com/identifying-and-coping-with-anxiety-lesson/

There are two types of mindsets we can cultivate. One that embraces problems as opportunities to learn, and one that avoids them, often out of fear to fail. People that avoid conflicts can be described as having a fixed mindset. Those who see problems as interesting challenges have a growth mindset. Sometimes we like to switch from one to the other.  Check out this resource and discuss as a family!  

https://youtu.be/KUWn_TJTrnU (older kids/parents)

https://youtu.be/rUJkbWNnNy4 (younger kids)

The unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19 have created a great deal of stress and uncertainty. Here are some resources to help navigate this time.  The link for “Families and Children” might be particularly helpful.      

https://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/guide-to-mental-health-resources/

Just a little something fun to help curb worry and look at beauty while exercising your brain :)  https://www.jigsawexplorer.com/