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Mental Health Awareness Month

WEEK ONE: Self-care Challenge
 
Start each day with one challenge!
 
Psalm 71:14 -  I will hope continually and praise you more and more.
WEEK TWO: How am I doing?
 
Adolescence is a critical period for developing and maintaining social and emotional habits important for mental well-being. Acquiring healthy sleep patterns, regular exercise, developing coping and problem-solving skills and learning to manage emotions promote positive mental health.
 
Joshua 1:9 - Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid for the Lord my God is with me wherever I go.
 
WEEK THREE:  GROUNDING TECHNIQUE
 
Before starting this exercise, pay attention to your breathing.  Take slow, deep, long breaths to help you maintain or return to a sense of calm. Once you find your breath, proceed with the mental health self-care minute exercise to help ground yourself.
 
1 Peter 5:7 - I cast my anxiety on Him for He cares for me.
WEEK FOUR: RESOURCES
APPS
 
Calm - includes guided meditations, breathing programs, and relaxing music.
Calm Harm -provides tasks to help users resist and manage the urge to self-harm.
MY3 - support app for people who have suicidal thoughts. Includes coping strategies, contact list in case of emergency.
MindShift - helps to reduce worry, stress and panic by following evidence-based strategies.
 
IMPORTANT NUMBERS
The New York State Office of Mental Health Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Cohen's Behavioral Urgent Care (up to 17 years old) (718) 470-3148
Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: Hotline 631-979-1700
 
Psalm 121:2 -  My help comes from the Lord.