OGHS Student Edition 4.29.20
WELLNESS AT HOME
(Newsletter Content developed by Hulya Eker, MSW Intern)
We hope that you are able to adjust to this new way of life to stay safe and healthy. This week is our 3rd week of distance learning. Many of you have already started enrichment activities and feel comfortable completing classes online; however, for some of us, this is still an inconvenient and stressful process. Please take solace in knowing that it takes time to adjust to this new way of academic life, and any feelings of stress are normal during this time.
Although we are temporarily restricted from experiencing the world around us in the way we are used to, there are still ways to stretch your muscles and exercise your brain in the comfort of your own home!
Below is a list of resources available to you to participate in. We urge you to explore the opportunities at your fingertips...
FOR THE SENIOR CLASS
Did you know that you can now visit some museums virtually?
THE LOUVRE MUSEUM
THE BRITISH MUSEUM
VAN GOGH MUSEUM
Ways to Cope With Stress
· Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
· Take care of your body.
- Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate.
- Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
- Exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep.
- Avoid alcohol and drugs.
· Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
· Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
GET TO KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY
Mental Health Systems (MHS)
Special Services Available during COVID-19
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Mental Health Systems is dedicated to supporting the mental health needs of those in need. A web page has been created to assist those who are facing mental health challenges related to the current situation, as well as to serve as a resource for their family, friends and loved ones.
Accessing MHS Services
MHS has launched a 24-hour, toll-free service available to anyone dealing with the COVID-19 crisis: 833-283-3936.
---------------Mental Health Systems, CAT Program ---------------
Mental Health Systems is a non-profit organization that runs various programs in Escondido. The Community Assessment Team (CAT) is one of the programs offered through Mental Health Systems. The CAT program provides strength-based support to the entire family. They provide individual counseling, case management services, group counseling services for youth, and parenting classes/support groups in English and Spanish. To learn more about CAT programs or to connect call (760)747-0205, click on the link below, or ask your school Counselor/Social Worker about their services.
Address: 940 E. Valley Parkway, Ste. D, Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: (760) 747-0205
2-1-1 Community Resources
The resources available during the COVID-19 outbreak. You can call 211 or search through the 2-1-1 San Diego Resource Database for resources.
Participate in Spirit Week
Share your school spirit by posting you favorite outfits:
For Instagram: Post to your story/feed and tag @Orangeglen
For Twitter: Post to your timeline and tag @orangeglen and #OGPatriotPride
From the comfort of your own home, learn another language.
Need Help? Know someone who does?
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others
OGHS Counseling Team
Sara Steadry (A-Cl) firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Ferrer Flores (Cm-Gom) email@example.com
Tiffany Wilson (Gon-Lup) firstname.lastname@example.org
Freddy Delgado (Luq-Pem) email@example.com
Melissa Allen (Pen-Sanc) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Chesire (Sand-Z) email@example.com
School Social Workers
Mayra Gonzalez firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: (760)291-5000 ext. 5302
Hulya Eker, MSW Intern