Learn about resources that can help students cope with stress and anxiety

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We understand there are a lot of concerns and questions during these difficult times. It’s important to know that it is normal to feel anxiety, and if it’s more than you can handle, please reach out for help.

Sacramento County has a service for youth under 21 and their caregivers that can help you. You can call 916-SUPPORT, or go online at thesourcesacramento.com to be connected 24/7 to mental health resources, including online or over the phone resources. 

If you or anyone you know has thoughts about ending their life, please call the local suicide prevention hotline 24/7 at (916) 368-3111. The Crisis Text line is also available – text HOME to 741741. 

Student Support Services & Foster Youth staff are also here to support you and your family during this stressful time. Caring for our physical and mental health contributes to our overall sense of well-being. If you need a listening ear or support with resources – please reach out to the district-wide Connect Center or your school-sites Student Support Center for support. If you are a Resource Parent - please reach out to Foster Youth Services for support.

Make sure to watch this video to see what other SCUSD fellow students are doing during COVID-19. 

You can also find additional resources here.

We will get through this together. Please check on your fellow students to support each other day-to-day. One of the best things you can do is to plan to check-in on your classmates throughout this period of school closure, even classmates you’re not close with. 

Taking positive action to connect helps your fellow students – and helps you feel better too because you will be making a difference in the lives of others. And remember to please be mindful of positive social media use – and check the validity of information shared on social media.

You also need to care for your physical well-being during this stressful time by ensuring you get enough sleep (putting your phones away), eating well, and getting some exercise. Having daily routines and practices is a great way to take care of your physical & mental well-being.

Let’s face this challenge with courage and resilience, take care of each other, and please, please, please reach out if you need help!