EFISD School Counselor Newsletter

A hello from your school counselors who love you!

How are you feeling?

We are moving through the month of April, and it is easy to start to feel stuck! A few practical ideas to help you shake things up and feel better if your mental health is needing a boost!


1- Get some sunshine! Being in the sun is good for both your physical and mental health. Get outside and go for a walk or run, play catch, blow bubbles, use sidewalk chalk- anything that makes you happy and lets you soak up the sun!


2- Make a schedule. You are not going to be on the same schedule you were during the regular school year, so set a new one! Try to wake up, eat meals, and go to bed at the same time every day.


3- Set aside time for school work. This is going to be different for everyone. You might be most productive in the morning, mid- afternoon, or maybe late at night. Try to focus your work on school at the same time every day.


4- Pick up a hobby! This is a great time to learn something new, and the internet is full of productive educational tools. We can't get out and buy supplies, but there are lots of things you can do for free! Try yoga, singing, learning to dance, learning a new language, or even learn to make shadow puppets!


5- Talk to a friend- reach out to your friends, your family, your school counselor, or your teachers. This can be a lonely time, but we are all going to get through it together!

And If You Need Something Happy....

Dolly Parton will read you a bedtime story! As always, please reach out if you need someone to talk to!
"Goodnight with Dolly" | Episode 2 | Dolly Parton reads "Coat of Many Colors"

We are here for you!

If you have questions or just need to talk, please feel free to contact any of us! We are happy to answer questions or meet with you virtually!


Katilyn Woodley

kawoodley@efisd.org


Linda Lewis

lilewis@efisd.org


Kara Roos

karoos@efisd.org

Mental Health Resources and Crisis Hotlines

We want to see you all back safe and sound when we get to return to school!


The following are crisis hotlines for you to call or text if you need to talk to a counselor. PLEASE stay safe.


*If there is an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital. If you are feeling suicidal, PLEASE call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 OR visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Teen and Youth Hotline: Text "Teen" to 839863 OR email them through the link at https://teenlineonline.org/talk-now/

Crisis Text Line: Text "Home" to 741741