The holidays are a time to celebrate with those who make our lives better. If you or someone you know would benefit from a little extra help celebrating this year, there are many programs and resources available in the Lincoln area. Please CLICK HERE for an overview of these programs, or connect with your LSW school counselor to learn more.
If you could use some extra support in life, ask your counselor about the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), a small group consisting of 4-10 students who meet once a week to create plans around any type of challenge, such as mental health issues (stress, anxiety, frustration), medical conditions (diabetes, weight gain, pain management), life issues (addiction, smoking, trauma), and… Read more »
An Unanswered Cry for Help 2017 On December 30, a 12-year-old student at Cedartown Middle School in Polk County, Ga., took a live video while she hanged herself in her backyard. In the video, she says she was sexually and physically abused by a relative. The video, initially posted through the livestream app LiveMe, went viral and was uploaded… Read more »
Bryan Mental Health Services provides free confidential online screenings for depression, bipolar disorder (manic depression), anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and alcohol use. To learn more, please visit www.bryanhealth.org/mental-health.
Did you know that nationally, Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for young people and in Nebraska it is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 15-24? September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. NAMI.org/suicideawarenessmonth has information about risk factors and strategies you can learn to help prevent suicide. One of the best national resources is Boys Town… Read more »
A resource for overcoming stress anxiety is available in a video series offered by Lincoln Public Schools at: https://www.atomiclearning.com/k12/overcoming-test-anxiety-training?cn=lp . Staff log in with the LPS username and password, students log in with their StudentID and password. (Parents can log in with a generic account for LPS: login – lincolnps, password – overland)When viewing each video, press ‘escape’ when it… Read more »