Mental Health Minute

March Edition

In like a lion, out like a lamb...here comes March! Thank you for taking this moment for mental health.

Awareness

Your EPSD Social Emotional Support Team

Who are we? What do we do? Here is an infographic for you!
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Prevention

Community Wellness Night

EPSD is hosting our second Community Wellness Night! This event is open to ALL -- students, parents/guardians, staff, community members, etc. Thursday, March 4th at Estes Park High School. Food is free and available starting at 5 pm. Babysitting provided. Resource Fair and Break out sessions on health and wellness topics for ALL AGES. We are lucky to announce Aaron Huey as our Keynote Speaker! He has been working with children, teens, and parents for over 18 years. Aaron co-founded Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center. His mission is to awaken confidence and leadership. “It‘s not about being better, it‘s about giving up the struggle to be different from who you are.” Please join us!
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Teen Depression and Suicide Prevention

Here are a series of articles that help to highlight what to look for in adolescents who are struggling with depression and/or suicidal thoughts.


About Teen Depression: What To Look for and How to Discuss Suicide


We Missed All the Warning Signs of Depression


What Parents Need to Know About Preventing Teen Suicide


For The Love Of Dads

Here is a great resource for you! Fatherly.com. Their mission is to empower men to raise great kids and lead more fulfilling adult lives. From original video series and deep dive reports to podcasts and events, Fatherly offers original reporting, expert parenting advice, and hard-won insights into a challenging, but profoundly rewarding stage of life.

Self-Care

Give 1/Get 8

Developed by Chicago Public Schools and featured in the CASEL Guide to Schoolwide SEL, this activity engages colleagues as they work to foster a supportive environment. You can also try it as a solo-reflection activity OR use it with students!
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Mindful March Calendar

This Mindful March Action Calendar from Action for Happiness has daily suggested actions to do throughout March 2019 to bring happiness to others and improve your relationships.

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Hannah Heckerson, M.Ed, NCC, LPCC - Mental Health Clinician

I am a professional that believes in the empowerment of youth to create meaningful change in this world. The majority of my time is serving Estes students (and families) through direct service, case collaboration, and case management. I support staff through education, consultation, and resource referrals. I also work with community providers for wrap-around support for individual cases, community events, group offerings, and mental health crisis preparation.