Welcome to TUHSD Wellness Program
The Wellness Program's mission is excellence in promoting and participating in healthy living.
The vision is to ensure the opportunity for all students, staff, and the community to gain knowledge, understanding, and ability to apply and embrace the practice of successful healthy living.
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Resources for Living — Webinars, Podcasts, & More
Did you know webinars are presented each month on topics such as communication, stress, self-improvement and more? You can also view webinars anytime online from our webinar library. Log in to your member website to sign up for a webinar today.
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Support for the holidays
Many of us will be reconnecting with family, friends, and coworkers in the next few months. However, there are still concerns and worries around getting together in person. And people have different comfort levels. As we reconnect, let’s embrace what we have in common, respect our differences and remember the value of relationships.
Here is a healthy perspective to take with you as you approach the holiday season: Practicing gratitude can help you build resilience.
Gratitude is simply giving thanks for the people and things in your life. Here are the ways gratitude can benefit you
- Lower your risk of major depression, anxiety, phobias, and substance misuse
- Help you sleep better
- Lower your stress
Gratitude can transform you in the moment. Simply think of three things you are thankful for. For example, “I’m thankful for coffee and I enjoy a cup each morning. Or, “I’m thankful for the beautiful sunset each day."
When we think about things we’re thankful for, it focuses our mind on a comforting thought. The brain responds with pleasant signals throughout the body. When this happens, you can stop stress in its path. That’s something worth giving thanks for too.
We wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season!
We can help prevent suicide all year long
Every year, too many people die by suicide. National suicide prevention month is coming to an end, but let’s make the commitment to keep suicide prevention a focus all year long. Learning the "why" behind suicide, talking about it, and taking action to help prevent a suicide is something we all have the power to do. Here are the resources we’ve shared with you this past month:
- Speaking out about suicide - PDF
- Veterans and suicide - PDF
- Suicide awareness infographic - PDF
- Mental health awareness guide for young adults - PDF
- Suicide prevention guidebook for parents - PDF
- Older adults and suicide - PDF
Protecting our veterans from suicide
No one is immune to suicidal thoughts or feelings. But veterans have specific risk factors that may deepen their feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Some may have “invisible wounds” – mental or emotional – from their service experience. During Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, it’s important to focus on at-risk populations more carefully. Read this suicide awareness infographic and Veterans and suicide to get a better understanding of the problem. Learn about the factors that put veterans at risk. Find out what you can do to help.
Keeping young adults safe from suicide
Being a young person is hard. You’re becoming more independent and there’s just so much to figure out. Being the parent of a young person is equally hard. There’s no manual that can tell you exactly what to do.
- If you're a young adult, check out this guidebook for information and resources to help you and those around you.
- If you're a parent of a young adult, this guidebook is for you.
- And you can watch the What Parents Need to Know About Teen Suicide webinar.
We can all do something about suicide. And remember: We’re always here to help. If you or someone you know feels depressed, anxious or suicidal, call us 24/7 for in-the-moment support. You can also call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK).
And remember: You can call us 24/7 for in-the-moment support, referrals, and information.
Older adults and suicide
Many people are shocked when they hear that an older adult has died by suicide. Older adults often seem skilled at coping with life's ups and downs. The reasons older adults may be at risk vary, but there are some shared factors. Some include loneliness and a missing sense of purpose. But there are more. What can you do?
Learn more about the reasons older adults are at risk of suicide. In many cases, a loved one or professional can help before it’s too late.
- First, know the number for the National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). Counselors are available 24/7 to listen and help.
- Next, read Older adults and suicide - PDF. The more you know, the more likely you are to see the signs and be of help to someone who's at risk.
Self-paced support keeps getting better!
Improve your emotional well-being on your own timetable. An enhanced myStrengthTM experience is waiting for you. Start with a short assessment. Based on your responses, you'll see resources personalized just for you.
myStrength recommends activities and sends you reminders. In addition to tracking your progress, your personal plan adapts to changes in your needs over time.
Learn from updated and refreshed digital courses. They're structured to support your emotional wellbeing when it comes to:
- Stress and anxiety
- Relationship and gender issues
- Getting better sleep
- Pregnancy and early parenting
- Chronic medical conditions
- Balancing emotions
It's easy to get started. Give myStrength a try today.
Visit the member website and go to Services > myStrength to register or login today.
Coping with distress from current events
We've put together these resources in light of recent events in Afghanistan:
Coping with COVID-19 on-demand webinars
- Learn how it can actually be a strength - PDF | En Español | Listen to the featured article
- Coping with loss during COVID-19 | Transcript - PDF
- Choosing your new normal | Transcript - PDF
- How to help when you’re feeling helpless | Transcript - PDF
- Finding Your Resilience During COVID-19 | Transcript - PDF
- Returning to work after COVID-19: Feelings, tools, and resources | Transcript - PDF
- Coping with job loss: When friends or family members lose their job | Transcript - PDF
- Staying connected during COVID-19 | Transcript - PDF
- Challenges for parents during COVID-19 | Transcript - PDF
- Ways to relieve stress during COVID-19 | Transcript - PDF
- COVID-19 fears: Ways to keep calm | Transcript - PDF
- Managing COVID-19 anxiety and stress | Transcript - PDF
- Checking in with children's mental health during COVID-19 | Transcript - PDF
Handling Grief After Suicide
When someone you know dies by suicide, it can leave you with very strong feelings. You may be shocked. You may feel guilty that you couldn’t do anything to stop them. You may feel angry at the person for not giving you the chance to help before taking such a drastic step.
Part of the issue for those who suffer a loss by suicide is the stigma around it. It may be hard for the bereaved or their friends to know what to say or do.
National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month is a good time to talk about this grief. Our article, "Grief after suicide" describes the questions and pain mourners feel. Perhaps you or someone you know understands this grief all too well " and we hope the information helps.
We also suggest reading our Guide for understanding and preventing suicide. It describes the signs that someone may be thinking about or planning suicide. And it includes steps for intervening if you suspect someone may be at risk.
Be an advocate for stopping suicides. Learn more and you can be ready to act if you see someone in danger.
Resources to Help with Coping
Distressing world events can affect everyone who lives through them. Even people who experience these events only through the media can have emotional and stress reactions.
When unexpected events happen, feeling stressed, anxious or sad is understandable. We thought you might find these resources helpful.
- Coping with distress from current events:
- Common reactions to disaster - PDF
- Coping with disaster - PDF
- How to cope with the community and school violence - PDF
- Helping children cope with a disaster - PDF
- Facing the unknown after a disaster - PDF
- Stages of recovery from trauma and loss - PDF
- After a Disaster Guidebook - PDF
- Emotional Recovery After a Crisis Guidebook - PDF
- Healing after an act of violence - PDF
We’re here to help during and after a crisis. You can call on us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Username: TUHSD
- Password: resources