“Self-awareness gives you the capacity to learn from your mistakes as well as your successes. It enables you to keep growing.”
– Lawrence Bossidy
Are you or someone you know struggling with a significant loss?
Whether it be the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or the termination of a job, seeing the positive side of loss can be challenging. Check out these 7 tips you can use to try and spin a new light on your situation. Don't miss the guided exercise at the end to help put those tips into practice!
Do you have a toxic relationship in your life that is dragging you down?
It can be hard to identify if someone in your life is harming you. Sometimes the signs are too subtle, or you have just become desensitized to their behaviors. Mental Health America created some tips you can use to identify if a relationship is toxic and a worksheet to help you on the journey to detoxing your life!
How do you build a healthy daily routine that lasts?
Having a good routine has been shown to improve both mental and physical health. However, forming new habits can be difficult, and we often try to change too many things. Take a look at these ideas on how to introduce changes and make them stick!
What is self-compassion and how can you foster it in your kids?
Often young people do not know their strengths, or they are not yet able to articulate their interests and skills. Helping youth identify and use their strengths is critical: It's a way to motivate them to develop the skills they need to succeed. Act for Youth has a great resource with activities for kids and teens to help identify their strengths, learning styles, and overall social-emotional health.
GoStrengths has an in-depth definition of self-compassion, as well as tips and activities on how to practice it every day.
UWHealth also has a fantastic parenting resource on ways to help foster self-compassion in kids.
Looking for more easy, every day activities for your child to do?
Check out GoZen's self-compassion journal. This guided activitygives your child the space they need to explore their emotions and practice self-compassion.
This accomplishment box craft is the perfect way to support your younger children's strengths and successes.
Spend some quality time with your kid and listen to this short story called Listening with My Heart: A Story of Kindness and Self-Compassion by Gabbi Garcia.
Resource of the Week
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, SAHM, is full of resources specifically aimed at adolescents and young adults. SAHM gives adolescents access to not only online health resources but also access to peer networks, support groups, advocacy opportunities, and more!
Looking for more information on these topics and other mental health concerns? Be sure to check out our trainings, events, and support groupsto learn more about how to help yourself and your loved ones!
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