Norfolk Public Schools Sharing Important Resources During Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know that 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime? At this critical moment, as the nation is in the midst of a pandemic, it is important to be aware of the mental health resources available to families. The challenges in life, including dealing with the current circumstances, can have a significant impact on mental health and the young are not excluded. In an effort to bring further awareness to mental health issues and to provide support to our students and families, NPS is sharing the following resources:
Telehealth available for families with young children experiencing a mental health crisis:
Online support groups available for family members and for those who live with mental illness (18 and older):
BrainPOP provides movies with social/emotional learning components that students can watch and respond to. CASEL has collected a number of resources to assist in addressing students’ social and emotional needs. Centervention game-based behavior interventions help students practice social and emotional skills. Inside SEL links to a number of social/emotional learning resources. NEWSELA offers social/emotional learning lessons students can complete remotely. Sanford Harmony at National University provides social and emotional learning tools for pre-K-6.
Second Step is offering free social and emotional learning activities for ages 5-13, a podcast for families and a mindfulness program.