CRANFORD

SCHOOL COUNSELING CORNER

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MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Annually, mental illness affects:

14% of Asian adults

17% of Black adults

17% of Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander adults

18% of Hispanic/Latin adults

19% of Indigenous adults

32% of multiracial adults

44% of LGB adults

• 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience a mental health condition each year. You are #NotAlone #MHM

• If you ever feel alone because of your mental illness, the NAMI community is here for you. You are #NotAlone • Mental illness affects millions of people in the U.S. You are #NotAlone #MHM

• 17% of youth aged 6–17 experience a mental health condition. #MHM • Sharing your story is not only helpful for your own mental health journey, it’s also a great way to let others know they are #NotAlone.

• Stigma and discrimination have caused so many of us to suffer. This #MHM, let’s break down stigma so no one struggles in silence.

• 19% of U.S. adults have an anxiety disorder.

End the silence around mental illness because the suicide rate has increased 31% since 2001. #MHM

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO FIND #TOOLS2THRIVE

Handout - Creating Healthy Routines.pdf

CREATING HEALTH ROUTINES

Handout - Eliminating Toxic Influences.pdf

ELIMINATING TOXIC INFLUENCES

Handout - Finding the Positive After Loss 3.30.pdf

FINDING THE POSITIVE AFTER LOSS

Handout - Owning Your Feelings.pdf

OWNING YOUR FEELINGS

Handout - Connecting with Others 3.30.pdf

CONNECTING WITH OTHERS

Handout - Supporting Others.pdf

SUPPORTING OTHERS

There's an app for that! Click the yellow bars below and check out the websites for daily guided meditation on your computer or through the App store.

LISTEN IN AS YOU READ OR DO YOUR WORK......


RELAXING MUSIC

BABBLING BROOK MUSIC

CALM PIANO MUSIC

OR TRY ONE WHEN YOU NEED A BREAK IN YOUR DAY.....

GUIDED MEDITATION

MINDFULNESS

4-7-8 breathing

SUGGESTED MOVIE TO WATCH.....

COCO (pg)

Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.