California Schools JPA providing free virtual workshops, in response to covid-19 crisis
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN BERNADINO (May 1, 2020) As the uncertainty and fear of the COVID-19 crisis continues, Mental Health Awareness Month in May takes on an added importance this year.
In response, California Schools JPA is providing free virtual workshops about mental health and the importance of self-care to all members, their families, and anyone else who could benefit. Focusing on emotional resiliency, coping with the challenges we are all facing, and tangible tips and strategies for you to take away, these webinars are intended to promote mental health in a time when it may be a struggle.
The “virtual workshops” can be accessed on the California Schools JPA website at www.csjpa.org/virtual-workshops.
The Mental health virtual workshops and self-care mini-series topics include:
MEDIA CONTACT: Leana Hardgrave, LHardgrave@csjpa.org, 909-763-4918.
Mental Health Pdfs and Resource pages
- COVID-19 – Managing Fear (PDF)
- CDC Advice for Mental Health and Coping During the COVID-19 Outbreak
- Resources for emotional support and well-being a CA government mental health resource page
- Top Tips for Mental Health in a Crisis (PDF) a pamphlet from International SOS
- How to keep coronavirus fears from affecting your mental health a resource from CNN
- San Bernardino Mental Health Crisis Services (PDF)
- Coronavirus anxiety toolkit an interactive web tool from Shine
- Tips for how to relax and de-stress throughout the day a resource from Kaiser Permanente
For immediate assistance, you can call the Disaster Distress Helpline 24-hours a day to speak with a trained crisis counselor at 1-800-985-5990 or text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746