Mental Health Awareness Month

A little note from RHES School Social Worker

Hello RHES families, students, and staff!



My name is Lilybel Olvera and I am the School Social Worker at RHES. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I just wanted to list some resources to support the mental health wellness of our families, students, and staff.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Covid-19 has brought upon instances of grief, loss, anxiety, and stress for many individuals. Thus, making it more imperative than ever that everyone practices self-care and uses coping skills. What are coping skills, you may ask? Coping skills are things that you can do and engage in that help you tolerate or minimize stressful situations and overwhelming emotions.


Some examples of coping skills & self-care are:


  • Making art with your kids
  • Going for a walk around your neighborhood
  • Talking to a friend or loved one
  • Reading a book
  • Gardening
  • Practicing mindful breathing
  • Journaling your thoughts and feelings
  • Taking 10 minutes out of your busy day to engage in a hobby that you love
  • Watching a funny, light-hearted television show
  • Etc.


These are just basic examples of coping skills, so please make sure to find something that works for YOU and remember to take care of yourselves too. I encourage you to practice 1-2 things in the next week that are for YOUR own happiness and well-being. (If you are interested in learning more about grief and loss during Covid-19, please scroll down for an informational video by the SEL Team).

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Care Solace Care Concierge for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Help

It is times like these that we need to be reminded that support is just a call or email away.


Those in need of support may call us 24/7 at 888-515-0595 or email us at weserve@caresolace.org. We are ready to serve all people in need of services!

Take advantage of the online and virtual therapy resources offered through Care Solace.

Reduce exposure by getting matched to an online therapist.
Care Solace Care Concierge Team will hand hold families through this process.
Care Solace is open 24/7 to support families, students and staff in need and will assist them in finding available local resources.

As a reminder, here is your district link: http://caresolace.com/tvusdfamilies


FAQ
Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24X7 concierge line meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. To use Care Solace, individuals answer ten basic questions in order to receive an extensive list of referrals to applicable care providers. Care Solace takes into account all types of private insurance including Medi-Cal, Medicaid, and Medicare and those that have no insurance. The system also filters by age, gender, zip code and special request.

Does Care Solace charge families?
No, never! The Care Solace platform and Care Concierge team is supported by the school district, and using our services is completely free for all family members within the school district.