Health & Wellness

Come out to Raley Field on May 24 for Mental Health Matters Night and cheer on the Sacramento River Cats as they take on the Salt Lake Bees!

Click here to view the flyer with more information. Purchase your tickets online here to show your support for the efforts of Each Mind Matters (EMM) and the “Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think” project to help promote mental health and inspire hope for people and families living with mental illness. The game will begin at 7:05 p.m. at Raley Field – don’t forget to wear lime green in solidarity!


In addition to attending a community event, view expressive artwork from Sacramento County residents who are living with, or support others living with mental illness:

  • April 29 – May 3, 2019: The Governor’s Wall at the California State Capitol will display artwork outside of the Governor’s office at the State Capitol (1315 10th St., during normal business hours)
  • May 1-31, 2019: The Consulado de México en Sacramento (Sacramento Mexican Consulate) will display artwork in the waiting area (2093 Arena Blvd, during business hours)
  • May 2019: The Sacramento Poetry Center will also display artwork (1719 25th St., viewable Monday evenings, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., or by appointment via emailing sacramentopoetrycenter1979@gmail.com)
    • The Sacramento Poetry Center will also host a free open house reception on Second Saturday, May 11th, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Can’t attend an event? You can also show your support by adding a personal message of hope and understanding about mental illness to the project’s virtual Wall of Hope, visiting our May Art Displays or by following the project on Twitter and Facebook.

We can all help to reduce discrimination and inspire understanding for individuals and families who are living with a mental health condition. Join this vital effort to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and support individuals and families in Sacramento.

Have questions? Email: info@stopstigmasacramento.org

MENTAL HEALTH FACTS AND HELP

Did you know that 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition? Mental health is a prevalent issue among teens and we need to help and support each other.

 The National Alliance on Mental Illness put out a great infographic that really highlights how common and serious mental health issues are among children and teens.

If you want to let the counseling team know about specific student or friend you are worried about you can tell your counselor or teacher directly or complete an 
iCare Form and drop it off in the blue box behind the student services building during regular school hours. If it is an immediate emergency you should call 911 and tell an adult.

Click 
here for crisis numbers and some resources. If it is an immediate emergency, please call 911.

WHAT IS WELLNESS?

Definition of Wellness  What is Wellness? (Check out the link from UC Davis for more valuable information on wellness)

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.

Dimensions of Wellness

What does wellness mean to you? Wellness is more than being free from illness. Wellness is a dynamic process of change and growth. There are many interrelated dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, social, environmental, and occupational. Each dimension is equally vital in the pursuit of optimum health.

HELP IS HERE 24/7

Open up the following document if you need help for yourself, family, or anyone.

24-7 Resource Sheet

EACH MIND MATTERS

Resources

Ready to join California’s Mental Health Movement and make a change in your community? Looking for information for yourself or someone you care about? We’ve gathered these helpful resources from national and local organizations working to promote mental health.

Check out the complete list here Each Mind Matters Resources

PARENT RESOURCES 

If your child is struggling with excessive stress or anxiety, then please click here for some useful information and seek help.

Helping your student with grief or loss:  Parent Grief Resources

For a list of parent resources and parent articles click here.  Parent Resources from the American School Counselor Association .

Click here for the latest Health shows presented on Wildcat TV related to physical and emotional health.

AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH FOR CHILDREN/ADOLESCENTS

Below are a collection from the American Psychological Association of resources on children’s mental health and issues that affect children.

Resources for Mental Health (APA)

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