WHEN CAN YOU
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This site is intended to provide
helpful mental health resources for students, parents, and
staff of CMS
TALK ABOUT IT!
Positive mental health is extremely important to adolescent growth and development; however, most people do not want to discuss mental health. The school counselor is here to help students with a variety of mental health aspects and can provide referral services for issues that require more detailed support.
World Kindness Day
November 13, 2019
The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.” This means one good deed in a crowded area can create a domino effect and improve the day of dozens of people! Jamil Zaki, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford University for Scientific American, July 26, 2016 (retrieved from randomactsofkindness.org)
Self-harm is when a person hurts themselves on purpose. Self-injury is often a coping mechanism for emotional distress. For more information on self-harm and treatment, read more below.
Suicide Prevention Week
September 8 - 14, 2019
Everyone can help prevent suicide. Check out the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's website by reading more below. This is an excellent resource for raising awareness of suicide prevention.
Drug & Alcohol Facts Week
January 21-26, 2020
This event links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction.
Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
May 3 - 9, 2020
Screen-Free Week invites people to put down entertainment screens and replace that time with play, exploring, and using the imagination to discover life beyond the screen. For more information, read below.
Red Ribbon Week
October 23-31, 2019
Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. For more information, or to pledge to participate, read more below!
Random Acts of Kindness Week
February 17 - 21, 2020
“Giving help to others protects overall health twice as much as aspirin protects against heart disease. People 55 and older who volunteer for two or more organizations have an impressive 44% lower likelihood of dying early, and that’s after sifting out every other contributing factor, including physical health, exercise, gender, habits like smoking, marital status and many more. This is a stronger effect than exercising four times a week or going to church.” Christine Carter, Author, “Raising Happiness; In Pursuit of Joyful Kids and Happier Parents”
May 4 - 10, 2020
Learning about adolescent mental health and ways to provide a healthy environment focused on student strengths can help end the stigma associated with mental illness. Healthy development is related to positive mental health. More information can be found below.