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Finding Joy in the Little Things [web resource]

Feeling blah? Science shows you can boost happiness by taking time for small moments of delight. Scientists are learning that our feelings aren’t hard-wired — emotions are created by our brains in response to what we’re experiencing now and what we’ve felt in the past. Read more ›

Cultivating Joy Takes Work: 3 Ways to Turn Happiness Into a Habit

Although some people are starting to test the waters of public life again, planning vacations and socializing more, others may still have lingering signs of what psychologists call languishing. They may feel an emptiness or dissatisfaction in day-to-day life. Or feel like they’re stuck in weariness or stagnation. Read more ›

‘Trauma Is A Lens, Not A Label’: How Schools Can Support All Students

The pandemic has raised concerns about the way stress is affecting kids. Even though the word ‘trauma’ is on a lot of worried adults’ minds these days, information about it is wide-ranging and can leave people feeling unsure about what to do next. Read more ›

Teens Around the World Are Lonelier Than a Decade Ago. The Reason May Be Smartphones.

Loneliness among adolescents around the globe has skyrocketed since a decade ago — and it may be tied to smartphone use, a new study finds.

In 36 out of 37 countries, feelings of loneliness among teenagers rose sharply between 2012 and 2018, with higher increases among girls, according to a report released July 20, 2021, in the Journal of Adolescence. Read more ›

Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) by therapist and certified MBSR trainer Elin Snel is a book with simple mindfulness practices to help your child (ages 5-12) deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions. Read more ›

MentalHealthLiteracy.org [web resource]

MentalHealthLiteracy.org is non profit organization that creates educational, training, and clinical care materials and programs designed for use in schools and care settings to promote mental health literacy, clinical care capacity, self-care and psychoeducation, and evaluation of existing programs and interventions.

Mental health information (products and training programs) are designed to address the needs of youth ages 12 to 25 years, families, educators, health providers, policy makers and others. Read more ›

Good Sleep for Good Health: Get the Rest You Need

Sometimes, the pace of modern life barely gives you time to stop and rest. It can make getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis seem like a dream.

But sleep is as important for good health as diet and exercise. Good sleep improves your brain performance, mood, and health. Read more ›

Mindfulness for Your Health

Paying attention to what’s going on right this second can be hard. We often spend more time thinking about what’s coming up in the future. Or dwelling on things in the past we can’t change. We can miss out on experiencing the present. Read more ›

Mental Health Toll From Isolation Affecting Kids on Reentry

After relentless months of social distancing, online schooling and other restrictions, many kids are feeling the pandemic’s toll or facing new challenges navigating reentry. Read more ›

How Schools Can Adapt Pandemic Protocols to Support Students’ Mental Health

In recent weeks, governors, mayors and superintendents have discussed plans to reopen schools and get “back to normal” in the fall.

For schools, seeking a return to normalcy is only natural, but it may actually be counterproductive. Students coming back through our doors in the fall will be carrying the stress, anxiety and trauma of the past year.

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