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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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Once on the Resources for Living website, click on the Webinars link above Quick Links and select visit Upcoming Webinars to register. If nothing is listed below, please check back soon. We are always adding different opportunities when they arise.
Monthly Webinars: July 2022
Webinars to help with coping
In light of recent tragic acts of violence across the country, we're presenting these special webinars on coping.
If you can't attend live, don't worry. You'll be able to watch them on our webinar library in a few weeks.
And remember: You, everyone in your household, and your children living on their own up to age 26 can call us 24/7 for in-the-moment support and resources.
Coping with grief and loss from violence and crisis
- June 2, 2022 at 12 PM ET/ 9 AM PT
Coping with violence
- June 9,2022 at 12 PM ET/ 9 AM PT
Mental health awareness: Children and teens
It's never too early to address mental health needs. Young people need support for their mental health now more than ever. In the U.S. “1 in 6 youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year” and of those only half receive treatment.1 Early intervention offers the best opportunity for support and it all begins with awareness.
Watch this video or read the transcript - PDF to learn about the mental health needs of children and teens. For more information, check out these resources:
- Mental health awareness guidebook for young adults - PDF
- Mental health support for children and teens - PDF
If you’re a parent or someone who works with children and teens, learn about the school and local resources available to them and let them know you’re available to talk about their mental health needs or struggles.
Mental health by the numbers - website.
Practice self-care every day to build resilience
When you make time to care for yourself, it’s easier to help others. Self-care includes taking part in activities you enjoy as well as tending to your hygiene, nutrition, exercise, and mental health. It can also help you enjoy each day more.
Exercising your brain to build resilience can help you prevent or reverse the effects of burnout. Try the mental health fitness exercises below.
And remember: You and your household members can give us a call for free, confidential support and referrals for any emotional or mental health concerns you may have.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Culture and identity help shape who we are as individuals. Since our life experiences and beliefs influence how we approach life, it's important to know that mental health can look different for each of us. Knowing you are not alone can make a difference when it comes to reaching out to better your mental health.
There are many factors that impact mental health and wellness in diverse communities. They may include:
- Stigma — reaching out for help can be seen as a weakness or something to hide
- Support — family or community members may distance themselves from people struggling with mental health challenges
- Access — are quality providers available?
- Cost — mental health treatment costs can add up; even the thought of an extra bill to pay can deter many from seeking help
These factors can affect whether someone chooses to reach out for help.
By learning more, you can be an advocate for mental health support. These resources can help with overcoming stigma in diverse communities:
Take a step toward making a change for the better today. Together we can overcome stigma — one step at a time.
Learn more about autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Welcome to the Think Tank podcast’s special series on ASD with special guest Paul Carrol, founder, and creator of Autism Dadvocate - website. Amy and Paul talk about all things ASD.
From its prevalence to stereotypes and misconceptions. And Paul shares his story about why he’s so passionate about autism awareness.
Caring for someone who has a disability can feel overwhelming. If you can use emotional support or daily life assistance, contact Resources For Living. We’re here to provide you with resources and support to help you and your family on your path to well-being.
Listen to the Autism Awareness: Autism misconceptions and myths Think Tank podcast or read the transcript - PDF.
Coping with distress from current events
Distressing events can affect everyone who lives through them. Even people who experience these events only through the media can have emotional and stress reactions. These tips can help:
- Remember you can only control some things. Lots of what’s happening isn’t within anyone’s control. But you can control your own actions and thoughts. Focus on what you can influence or manage – and not on things that are beyond your control.
- Lean on your resilience. Think about other difficult times you lived through and other challenges you’ve met head-on.
We've put together these resources in light of recent events in Ukraine:
- Ukraine resource list - PDF
- Coping after violence - PDF
- Helping children cope with disaster - PDF
- Stages of recovery from trauma and loss - PDF
- Emotional recovery after a crisis guidebook - PDF
- Dealing with feelings during frightening times - PDF
- Inner strength during challenging times - PDF
- Post-traumatic stress disorder- PDF
Preventing and recovering from burnout
Most people have times when stress runs high for days, weeks or even months. When chronic stress starts to outweigh your resilience and ability to recharge, you can start to burn out. Burnout can include signs such as:
- Feeling tired and emotionally drained most of the time
- Trouble getting motivated
- Caring less about others, yourself, your job, or other responsibilities
- Trouble seeing the meaning in your work and actions toward others
We've put together these resources to help you avoid and recover from burnout. And remember, you can call us 24/7 for emotional support, resources, and more.
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