Monthly Newsletter | July 2020
Your #HealthyMinds Update
July is Minority Mental Health Month! Warm weather is in full swing across much of the country, and many families are finding creative ways to enjoy outdoor activities and stay connected to loved ones.

Encourage the young people in your life to consider what they'd like to do this summer, and help them think outside the box. Take a look at a few ideas shared by Dr. Ellen Braaten during our recent Ask Ellen Facebook Live Q&A.

  1. Explore your interests online. Take a virtual museum tour, or watch a documentary on a subject you're curious about.
  2. Find ways to serve others. Teach a grandparent how to use technology, create art for loved ones, or visit neighbors through a window.
  3. Create your own media. Instead of just consuming media, produce your own – make family videos, create a YouTube channel, or start a virtual book or movie club.
  4. Promote your summer business on the Internet. Spread the word online, whether you're offering virtual babysitting, painting, landscaping, or other skills!

Please check out our website for more resources, and help us to share them with others!
How to Understand Your Child's "Anxiety Monster"
Anxiety disorders cause negative thoughts that interfere with everyday activities. On our blog, child psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Hosker shares a metaphor he uses to help kids separate anxiety from themselves and regain control of their thoughts. Read more .
Talking About Racism With Young Children
Are you worried your kids are too young for conversations about racism? On our blog, guest writer Dr. Mai Uchida shares her experience as both a child psychiatrist and mom of two young sons. Read more .
The Clay Center "En Español"
We're thrilled to announce that we now offer key Clay Center content in Spanish! A few topics include managing anxiety, depression, and stress; identifying learning disabilities; and finding ways to cope through challenging times. Visit our "En Español" topic page for more.
The Clay Center in the News
How can families balance personal safety and the need to stay connected to loved ones? Dr. Gene Beresin shares advice on using creativity to maintain our social relationships during quarantine.
Monthly Mindfulness:
Guided Mindfulness & Compassion Meditations
from UC San Diego School of Medicine

Are you looking for ways to maintain your family's emotional health? Take a look at these guided audio and video mediations, and share them with the young people in your life.
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The more families we reach, the more we grow our mission to support the mental wellness of young people everywhere. Thank you for helping us to spread the word!
Thanks for all you do to support the young, healthy minds in your life!