Monthly Newsletter | June 2019
Your #HealthyMinds Update
Are you ready for the summer? We can't believe it's almost here! Whether your plans include summer camp , summer school , or just playing it cool , we have lots of guidance on our website for reducing stress and making the most of this precious season with the young people in your life. And be sure to tune in to the season finale of our podcast, Shrinking It Down: Mental Health Made Simple - we have a summer community challenge we hope you'll accept!
Summer Challenge: Come Together for Mental Health!
We shouldn’t need science to prove to us that spending time together is healthy. Feelings are feelings. Still, the science is pretty cool. In our last podcast episode of the season, Steve and Gene get into the biology and neuroscience of why connecting with others is so important to our mental health. In fact, they even challenge you to include a young person in your life and engage in a new community activity this summer! Tune in for more.

Illuminating Mental Health Through Art -
Shrinking It Down
Did you know? Since January, we've had the incredible pleasure of working with multimedia artist Elisa H. Hamilton ! She's developing a workshop model for the Clay Center to help everyday communities and families talk about mental health, using art as the entryway to these conversations. In this episode of Shrinking It Down , Elisa joins Gene and Steve to discuss this special project. Tune in for a great conversation and stay tuned for how you can bring "The Illuminated Collage" to your community this Fall! Listen for more .
The Clay Center in the News
How Do You Recover From Cyberbullying? The Solution Lies In Our Approach To Victims (Bustle)
Cyberbullying can have serious consequences on a person's mental health, but those who experience it can find help. Read more .
Slow Processing Speed: Signs & Solutions for a Misunderstood Deficit (ADDitude)
The idea of slow processing speed (SPS) and its effect on learning is still new, but parents can take a lead on working to differentiate symptoms of ADHD from SPS and manage delayed processing. Read more .
Loving and Fearing Football: Is it a Game Worth Saving? (TEDx Wabash College)
I n this talk, Dr. Schlozman tackles an important question: Is football worth saving? He covers pros and cons of the sport, and how we might change it to better serve the health of players, while keeping the competitive nature. Watch the video .
How to Raise an Honest Kid (Fatherly)
When a child begins lying, it's a pretty good sign they are experiencing some healthy cognitive development. But here's what parents who want to raise an honest kid should keep in mind. Read more .
Monthly Mindfulness:
How to Stay Calm Under Pressure

Feeling nervous before a big event is often inevitable. But that doesn't mean you're destined to embarrass yourself. Explore three ways for you or a young person in your life to stay centered under pressure, including learning to be with discomfort, and using mindfulness to focus your attention. Read more .
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Here's to the young, healthy minds in your life.
All that you do to support them is amazing!
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