March 1, 2021


Blessings wonderful scholars, parents, families and staff!

Thank you for supporting our efforts to identify, understand and raise awareness of mental illness in our families and communities. Scholars, thank you for your response in naming our newsletter: YREC Wellness Awareness!

Are you feeling like there are too many pressures and demands on you? Losing sleep worrying about tests and schoolwork? Eating on the run because your schedule is just too busy? You're not alone. Everyone feels stress at some point and not all stress is bad! Believe it or not, at times stress propels us to movement - it motivates us. Other times, it can overwhelm us and affect us in many ways. This newsletter is packed with (Check out the) various articles, videos, tips to manage your stress/anxiety...from exercising, baking, meditating, dancing or doing yoga. Try them all!

Don't forget, stay calm, ask for help when you need it, make time to relax and breathe!

1) Taking Care of You:

Enjoy An Activity!

Instrumental Mindfulness Meditation

A beautiful instrumental piece called Blue & Grey by YREC's own Kaila Anderson


2) Supporting your scholars

An opportunity to help kids develop inner strength

This article gives helpful tips for nurturing kids' resiliency -- yes, we're all missing out on A LOT, but let's offer other ways to think about it all.

Toddlers are one thing; teenagers another...

This article gives some good tips for how to give teenagers their space when it feels like we're all stuck in one room, together.

3) Parents and Caregivers Corner!

Don't Worry About Things You Can't Control!

Don't Worry About Things You Can't Control!

And when in doubt, put on some music that takes you back or gets you hyped! :)

High Rises (Lyrics) - CHIKA
Keep Ya Head Up

YREC Clinical Staff

Additional Support

If you or a loved one are struggling with anxiety, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information on support and treatment facilities in your area.

For more mental health resources, see our National Helpline Database.