The Mental Health Minute

March 1, 2022

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From the CFISD Mental Health Intervention Team

Providing mental health information, resources and self care tips!

What is Self-Harm?

For some people, when depression and anxiety lead to a tornado of emotions, they turn to self-harm looking for a release. Self-harm and self-injury are any forms of hurting oneself on purpose. Usually, when people self-harm, they do not do so as a suicide attempt. Rather, they self-harm as a way to release painful emotions.
How to Deal with Self Harm

Emotions can be really painful sometimes. It’s totally normal to need ways to cope with and process the hard things in your life. If you are using self-harm to manage your emotions, we’re here for you. And, we want to help keep you safe.

Coping Strategies for Self-Harm
Self-Injury (Cutting, Self-Harm Or Self-Mutilation)

From Mental Health America: Self-injury, also known as self-harm, self-mutilation, or self-abuse occurs when someone intentionally and repeatedly harms themselves in a way that is impulsive and not intended to be lethal.

Self-Injury Outreach Support (SiOS)

A collaboration between the University of Guelph and McGill University, we are a non-profit outreach initiative providing information and resources about self-injury to those who self-injure, those who have recovered, and those who want to help.

Treatment for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
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Mental Health Arts Contest Seeking Entries

AUSTIN, Texas–Texas System of Care is excited to announce the return of the annual Texas Mental Health Creative Arts Contest in collaboration with the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at UT Austin and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Entries must be received by March, 15th 2022.

The contest aims to raise awareness of mental health challenges, which can be challenging to discuss. Students and adults may enter by submitting creative work in one of three categories (original artwork, writing, or photography), that draws on the contest theme, ”Why Does Mental Health Matter To You?” The contest is open to Texans of all ages and is judged in four age groups: elementary, middle school, high school and adult. LEARN MORE

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LGBTQ Mental Health Resources

Please see below for specific mental health support & resources for the LGBTQ community.

Virtual Mental Health Appointment

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Disaster Distress Helpline Videophone PSA #1
For Deaf and Hard of Hearing ASL Callers

To connect directly to an agent in American Sign Language, call 1-800-985-5990 from your videophone. ASL Support is available 24/7.

Disaster Distress Helpline Videophone for ASL Users

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Disaster Distress Helpline Videophone for American Sign Language Users.

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Be An Advocate For Your Teen

From Erika's Lighthouse: Our resources raise awareness, reduce stigma, educate students, promote good mental health and encourage help-seeking.

Grief Care for Teens Group

This group is open to any student in middle or high school who has lost a loved one.

Explaining the News to Our Kids

Dramatic, disturbing news events can leave parents speechless. These age-based tips on how to talk to kids about the news -- and listen, too -- can help. From: Common Sense Media

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Youth Service Specialist News

Celebrating the Profession of Social Work

In March, we celebrate the great profession of social work. Social workers are essential to the community well-being. Social workers have a strong desire to help people and to make our communities, our nation, and our world a better place to live. Social workers don’t try to tell people how to do this, instead, they empower people. They give people skills, knowledge, resources, and encourage to overcome life’s challenges. National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social works across the country to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society. Our nation’s almost 720,000 social workers have amazing tenacity and talent and clinical social workers are the largest group of mental health providers in the country.