Taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do for you and your family! ACMH knows the value of self-care and want to dedicate this space to all of you. We hope to create a place where you can come, look around, relax, unwind, get inspired and find ideas and connections to the kind of support you are looking for whatever that may be in this moment. We hope to share a variety of self-care resources and tips and strategies to find time to make it happen and connect to what you need.
Online Self Care and Support Resources
Meditations and Calming Exercises Free From Calm.com
Stay Well Michigan Offers several online Discussion Groups click here to learn more or join a discussion today.
Want to connect with other families? The Youth Mental Health Project – Parent Support Network holds FREE, CONFIDENTIAL support meetings for parents and caregivers who are concerned about their youth’s mental health. Meetings are open to parents and caregivers located anywhere! Click here for this month’s calendar.
Headspace Michigan – Stay Home Stay Mindful is a website offering free meditation and mindfulness content for Michiganders launched by Governor Whitmer in partnership with Headspace . The website will offer free mental health resources during COVID-19 pandemic including evidence-based guided meditations, along with at-home workouts that guide people through mindful exercises, sleep and kids content to help address rising stress and anxiety. Available at www.headspace.com/MI an internet connection is the only thing that is needed to access these tools from home.
Understood.org’s Connect With Families is a dedicated space for families to chat with others about their experiences, successes and challenges with distance learning, new home routines, etc. Check it out today!
Transitions RTC has some Self Care Tip Tip-sheets we think are great including:
Need some help to keep the kids while you take a moment for yourself. Check out the following resources who are currently offering Free online learning tools and ideas for families and kids of all ages:
- Abney Academic Extention
- Amazing Educational Resources
- Highlights Kids
- Kalamazoo Public Schools Learning Hub
- Kids Discover
- Learning A-Z
- National Geographic Kids
- Michigan State University: Educational resources
- Oxford Owl for Home
- PBS Kids
- Phonics Hero
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- Squiggle Park
- Storyline Online
- Switch Zoo
- TIME for Kids
- Virtual Field Trips
Other Self Care Resources:
Suggestion # 1 Watch Hilarious & Uplifting Videos To Make You Smile A Little:)
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Images often capture places and things that can also bring a smile or a sense a peace. or serenity. A few we enjoy are pasted below – If have one you that helps you or you would like to share let us know in the reply box below.
Resources to Support Your Child & Family’s Mental Health This Holiday Season
Supporting Children & Teens During This Holiday Season National Child Traumatic Stress Center
Child Mind – Holidays During the Pandemic Child Mind Institute
Seven Tips to Get Ready for the Holidays Children’s Mental Health Ontario
COVID-19 Holiday Season May Be Particularly Hard on Kids: What to Do
Rethinking the Holidays and Covid 19 and Holiday Stress from On Our Sleeves
5 Ways to Reduce COVID Holiday Disappointment for Kids Understood.org
CDC Guidance for Holidays and Small Gatherings
Check out the ACMH Holiday 2020 Newsletter for more holiday season tips and information.
CDC COVID-19 Parental Resources Kit Ensuring Children and Young People’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being resources can help support parents, caregivers, and others supporting children and youth to both recognize children/youth’s social, emotional, and mental challenges, and help ensure their well-being.
Parent Guide To Resilience From Why Try
Struggling with Anxiety or Uncertainty Due to the Coronavirus? HelpGuide resources that may help: