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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers, school counselors, and school employees have remained focused on supporting their students and continuing to do their jobs. In some cases, this means teaching, care-taking (whether for children or other loved ones), and continuing to work through the same challenges that everyone else is. While resources related to mental health have been front and center for supporting students, parents, and others, less focus has been paid on maintaining the mental health of the educators who are also trying to find balance in our new way of living and remote teaching. That’s why we put together some mental health tips for teachers that can help during COVID-19.

Mental Health Resources
physical health resources
HOTLINE NUMBERS
  • Crisis Text Line: Text SHARE to 741741  

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK

  • Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine: 1-800-950-6264

  • Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 or Text TALKWITHUS to 66746

 

STAY CONNECTED

Talk to friends and family over the phone, video chat, or in-person while still practicing social distancing.

Seek help

Don't self medicate. Increased stress can lead to increased substance use. Seek professional support if needed.

LIMIT NEWS

Limit the amount of time you spend consuming news. Constant COVID-19 news can raise anxiety levels.

STAY ACTIVE

Get regular exercise. Studies show that just five minutes of aerobic exercise can begin to stimulate anti-anxiety effects.

EAT HEALTHY

Maintain a healthy diet and eating habits to stay energized and focused.

Stay healthy

Don’t postpone your yearly checkups. Schedule regular health screenings and stay up-to-date on immunizations.

Rest & Relax

Get your rest. Sleep is critical to physical health and effective functioning of the immune system.

LISTEN TO MUSIC

Make a playlist. Music can be a powerful tool to help reduce stress and ease anxiety.

 
 

8 anti-anxiety tips

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