Panther Parent MS/HS Newsletter
All Things Social/Emotional at Addison Secondary Schools
All About Anxiety
Before we get started, I want to remind you that even though we don't get to see your students face-to-face at school anymore, we are all still here to help. Please don't ever hesitate to reach out to me either by email or by submitting a request form for non-urgent issues. If you or a loved one is experiencing an emergency or one of the '3 Hurts,' please seek help immediately using one of resources listed at the very bottom of this newsletter. As always, if you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Stay Healthy! Stay Happy!
Ms. Monica Flores
Secondary Behavior Specialist
Addison Community Schools
Mrs. Ashley Davis
Secondary School Counselor
What is ANXIETY?
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What does Anxiety Look Like for Teens?
As you can imagine, with all of this going on it is expected for teens to have anxious moments. Phases of anxiety are usually short term, and often occur alongside with environmental stressors--the current global pandemic, conflicts with friends, before new experiences, or when preparing for a high-pressure situation such as an important competition. Generally, teens are resilient and can often bounce back from difficult emotions. However, when anxiety becomes overwhelming, it can produce chronic symptoms that require a significant amount of energy to manage or that may prevent them from fully functioning and being their best-selves.
When to Get Help for Anxiety
- You are doing things on purpose to hurt yourself
- You are drinking and taking drugs to block out negative feelings
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Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Lenawee Community Mental Healthy (CMH) - COVID19 Info
During this time of uncertainty, Lenawee Community Mental Health Authority (LCMHA) wants to let our community know that they are still ‘open for business’. In an effort to keep everyone safe, face to face contact has been reduced. If you are in need of services for yourself or your students, please call their office at (517) 263-8905 or (800) 664-5005. The COVID-19 pandemic is understandably creating an increase in anxiety and fear--this is a normal reaction to a worldwide crisis. There is help available. CMH is currently offering community groups to help you cope with the stress and anxiety. These groups are conducted via Zoom by a Master’s level clinician. They will be held every day at 10am and 2pm. You can join the group by going to the LCMHA Facebook page or website at www.lcmha.org (click on the Coronavirus link).