Mental Wellness for Educators
This webinar on mental wellness during Shelter-in-Place was provided by SCOE crisis counselors. It offers a range of self-care tips helpful to any educator dealing with the challenges of COVID-19 and distance learning.
Customize this Webinar for Your School/District Team
The SCOE team is happy to help district/school sites customize this webinar for their staff.
To get help from SCOE psychologists in adapting this webinar, please contact Ryan Pepin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following are the SCOE mental health team's top recommendations for self-care resources.
- California Surgeon General's Stress-Busting Playbook
- National Alliance on Mental Illness: COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide
- UCSF Department of Psychiatry: Resources to Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Helpful Tools and Apps
- Calm App: sleep, meditation, and relaxation | Free trial during COVID-19 | Limited-access version; free during COVID-19
- Headspace App: meditations, sleep, and movement exercises | Headspace - Free during COVID-19
Mental Health Hotlines
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
In a crisis, call 9-1-1 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
- Sonoma County Warm Line
Call (707) 565-2652 for free and private support if you or someone you know is experiencing emotional stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This warm line is available 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Telephone interpretation is available for other languages.
- 24-hour Emergency Mental Health
Hotline (800) 746-8181
- North Bay Suicide Prevention
Hotline (855) 587-6373
This website, maintained by the County of Sonoma, offers a range of supports and resources.
There are numerous local community organizations offering mental wellness support to schools and educators. Email Jessica Progulske, email@example.com, for help identifying local support tailored to your needs.