OGHS Student Edition 5.06.20
WELLNESS AT HOME
We have officially made it to May and are in the 4th week of distance learning! It is hard to believe that we have been away from you for almost 8 weeks! We hope that you are doing well and adjusting nicely to our virtual platforms for the last month of school. May is typically a month full of excitement and running on the last bit of energy to prepare for finals, graduation, and end of the year festivities...which we still are, but just in a new and different way. Please know that EUHSD is still working on honoring and celebrating the CLASS of 2020 (still TBD)!!
With the school year winding down and continued uncertainties in society, it is truly important to find little moments to take care of yourself and truly make YOU a priority ❤️
Stay healthy and safe!
ACTIVITIES & RESOURCES FOR SELF-CARE
May is Mental Health Month, and May 4-May 8, 2020 is Student Mental Health Week in California! Try some of the resources below to practice healthy coping strategies during distance learning.
Each Mind Matters--free activities and material (available in English and Spanish)
Action for Happiness--activities and ideas (activity calendar available in 20+ languages)
Mexican Sprinkle Sugar Cookies--easy cookies and fun to make!
GO ON A HIKE ( a virtual hike)
Trails are opening their world to us right now through the internet. Studies show that seeing a tree or a forest canopy, even if it just an image, bolsters the parasympathetic division of the central nervous system that naturally induces calmness. Visit 12 Virtual Walking Trails to learn more.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
Student Mental Health Week (May 4 - May 8)
We are excited to celebrate “Student Mental Health Week” with all of you. We hope you enjoy the following mental wellness strategies, positive coping skills, and helpful resources. Each day this week we will feature a spirit day that coincides with a coping strategy. Make sure to follow @oghscounseling on Instagram for additional information.
GET TO KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness by increasing awareness, education and support.
The NAMI SD Helpline
To address the changes experienced from COVID-19, NAMI has created the NAMI SD Helpline. The NAMI SD Helpline is staffed by experienced volunteers and Peer/Family Support Specialist who can provide support, experience and resources. They are not a crisis hotline but can offer education and lend an ear to help direct you to appropriate resources; including learning about support groups available in your area. Available Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm.
NAMI SD Helpline (619 543-1434)
Visit the NAMI website to learn more about support groups available within your community. Due to COVID-19, these support groups are currently being offered via zoom. Support groups include:
- Escondido Family Support Group
- Online Wellness Wednesday
- Parents Empowering Parents in English
- Parent Empowering Parents in Spanish
- Substance Use Disorder and Co-Occurring Disorder Family Support Group
To learn more about these support groups visit the NAMI Calendar Page
NAMI SD Helpline: (619)543-1434
San Diego Access & Crisis Line
7 days a week/24 hrs a day
Crisis Text Line
7 days a week/24 hrs a day
211 San Diego
2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services.
Patriot Site - Tutoring Services & Resources
OGHS Counseling Team
Sara Steadry (A-Cl) email@example.com
Michelle Ferrer Flores (Cm-Gom) firstname.lastname@example.org
Tiffany Wilson (Gon-Lup) email@example.com
Freddy Delgado (Luq-Pem) firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Allen (Pen-Sanc) email@example.com
Ryan Chesire (Sand-Z) firstname.lastname@example.org
School Social Worker
Mayra Gonzalez email@example.com
Office Line: (760)291-5000 ext. 5302
WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER
Visit OGHS Counseling Page for more resources