On Wednesday, March 23, Brush Center Faculty college students participated in a day of psychological well being schooling. All through the morning, Morgan County professionals held classes about their specialties.
Representatives from Centennial Psychological Well being Heart started the day with a presentation about suicide prevention, educating college students the attainable warning indicators and what to do in the event that they or a buddy wants assist. College students have been supplied with details about three psychological well being assets: The Trevor Undertaking, Colorado Disaster Providers and Safe2Tell.
The Trevor Undertaking is a nonprofit group centered on aiding LGBTQ+ youth in suicide prevention and disaster intervention. Textual content START to 678-678, name 1-866-488-7386 or go to thetrevorproject.org/get-help/ to talk with a counselor on-line.
Colorado Disaster Providers may be reached by texting TALK to 38255, calling 1-844-493-8255 or visiting an in-person location. Northeast Colorado’s location is in Greeley at 928 twelfth Road. All Colorado places may be seen at coloradocrisisservices.org/#map.
By Safe2Tell, persons are in a position to submit nameless reviews for individuals they concern could also be a hazard to themselves. Safe2Tell’s aim is to assist save the lives of Colorado college students. Nameless suggestions may be submitted by calling 1-877-542-7233 or visiting safe2tell.org/submit-anonymous-tip-report. The Safe2Tell app can be downloaded on smartphones.
All three of the aforementioned assets are free, confidential and out there 24 hours a day, day-after-day of the yr.
The opposite 5 classes of the day have been centered on training yoga and studying about social media security, easy methods to enhance sleeping habits, easy methods to deal with stress and destructive ideas and easy methods to use tapping methods to deal with nervousness.
Megan Graefe, who teaches yoga remedy lessons on the Heart for Therapeutic Trauma and Attachment in Brush, led college students in a yoga session. She taught college students a number of yoga poses and helped them concentrate on their breath work.
Native counselor Cassie Potts led classes on tapping methods, which are sometimes used to deal with nervousness and different psychological issues. One particular tapping method she taught college students known as the butterfly hug, the place one’s fingers are positioned throughout their chest. The individual’s thumbs are overlapped within the middle of their chest and every hand represents one of many “butterfly’s” wings. Palms alternate tapping on both facet of the chest, which stimulates either side of the mind, due to this fact lessening among the individual’s inside struggles.
College students additionally attended a session about social media security from SARA Home’s Outreach Coordinator Sara Hergenreter and Faculty Outreach Advocate Jeff Pope. They talked about the significance of utilizing social media for good like staying linked to far-away family and friends, relatively than utilizing it to bully others or put up about controversial opinions. College students realized that many future employers have a look at potential hires’ social media pages, and in some instances, that may be the explanation an individual does or doesn’t get employed over one other candidate.
Mandy Brown led a session in regards to the significance of making good sleeping habits. She mentioned “sleep hygiene” and methods to enhance one’s sleep hygiene, reminiscent of staying off of telephones and never watching TV no less than an hour earlier than bedtime. She confirmed college students a video from “Each Thoughts Issues,” earlier than encouraging them to try to take an influence nap for the final 5 or so minutes of the session.
Artwork therapist Jeanett Baker of Kidz Therapeutic Artz and social employee Suzanne Becker of LCSW psychological well being clinic additionally led a session. They centered on educating college students some alternative ways to deal with stress and destructive ideas, notably although artwork. Jeanett Baker, who additionally holds a free eight-week program the place she teaches individuals to make use of artwork to deal with grief, may be reached by cellphone at 970-467-7331. Extra details about Kidz Therapeutic Arts may be discovered on Fb @kidzhealingartz. Suzanne Becker may be reached by cellphone at 970-441-0026.
Although many alternative subjects have been mentioned all through the day, there all got here again to some frequent themes: You aren’t alone. Don’t be afraid to ask for assist. And handle your self.