Mental Health Resources During Remote Learning
If You Or Someone You Know Is In Crisis:
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741) or dial 911 in an emergency. These services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact social media outlets directly if you are concerned about a friend’s social media updates or dial 911 in an emergency.
As part of the OTHS commitment to students’ safety and mental health, OTHS has an anonymous reporting program. This program allows students and parents to make anonymous reports about concerns of safety or student wellness. When you have a concern, you can go to P3Campus.com on your computer, tablet, or laptop--or you can download the free P3 Campus mobile app--and make a 100% anonymous report in less than five minutes. Click Here to Report Something.
There is also a new mental health counseling resource that state of Illinois launched during COVID-19 crisis. You may text "TALK" or "HABLAR" to 552-020 to be connected with a mental health professional.
Mental Health Resources:
This will continue to be updated as information is released. Visit our Related Links section for additional mental health resources.
Free Online Exercise Programs:
Purpose Prep Social/Emotional Learning Program:
- Purpose Prep, a social/emotional learning program that OTHS uses has made videos to support students, families, and educators during the uncertainty around the coronavirus (COVID-19). We hope you watch these videos!
- Calm: free resource page with meditations, stories, music, talks and more, all hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness.
- Headspace: free for everyone — called Weathering the storm. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling. It’s our small way of helping you find some space and kindness for yourself and those around you.
- Thrive Global: Mantra To Boost Your Confidence
- Interaction Institute: Living and Working Virtually In Uncertainty
- Virtual Calming Room
Substance Use Recovery Resources:
Military Child Education Coalition:
Military Child Education Coalition has webinars and conference calls that parents can participate in. There is also a parent meeting on Wednesdays at noon.
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI):
- NAMI has shared a resource guide
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP):
- NASP has released a resource guide
The JED Foundation:
The JED Foundation has shared the following mental health resources specific to COVID-19:
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has guidance on managing mental health and coping during COVID-19 for children and caregivers
- The Child Mind Institute has published a resource on how to talk to young people about COVID-19.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) has information on travel, media resources, and other research on COVID-19.
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America Psychologist Jelena Kecmanovic provides some science-based strategies and tips for coping with COVID-19 anxiety.