Sonoma County Office of Education

Mental Wellness for Educators

Self-Care Webinar

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 Mary Champion and Ryan Pepin in adapting this webinar, please click here to schedule an appointment.


Key Resouces

Following are the SCOE mental health team's top recommendations for self-care resources.

Resource Guides

Helpful Tools and Apps


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
  • Socoemergency.org:
    This website, maintained by the County of Sonoma, offers a range of supports and resources.
  • Virtual Local Assistance Center (VLAC)
    The Virtual Local Assistance Center (VLAC) is a resource listing of governments and support services to help residents impacted by COVID-19.

Community Resources

There are numerous local community organizations offering mental wellness support to schools and educators. Email Jessica Progulske, jprogulske@scoe.org, for help identifying local support tailored to your needs.