COUNSELLING AND LIFE SKILLS
The newsletter 'Wellness Matters' aims at keeping students and parents informed on the importance of wellness by providing information, tips, activities, videos, and friendly challenges around topics that are most relevant to them during these times. Some of the topics may include teen mental health, establishing healthy routines, creating meaningful familial relationships, and self-care, etc.To keep our students informed, we hope you'll take some time to read our newsletters and participate in the activities and friendly challenges using the
#sjcwellnesswednesdays and emailing that to firstname.lastname@example.org .
TEEN MENTAL HEALTH
The arrival of COVID-19 has stormed our communities with uncertainties and a range of emotions. Staying at home is a challenge on its own, which may often feel overwhelming and frustrating. In adjusting to this new way of living, you may notice that your emotions are ever-changing. These experiences may seem foreign to you; as a result, it may cause increased anxiety, stress, fear, and worry which could lead to long term mental health illnesses like depression. Hence, while it is important to take care of our physiological health, it is equally important to take care of our mental health.
So, how do we know if we are feeling stressed or anxious? Most importantly, what can we do to cope with these feelings? While it is normal to experience stress and anxiety, if ignored, it can lead to more chronic forms of it. The key to coping with anxiety and stress is to practice positive coping strategies. Below, you'll find several activities that can help you cope with anxiety and stress.