Saturday, April 30, 2016

May Awareness Activities for School Counselors

Saturday, April 30, 2016



Mental Health Awareness Month


This year's theme is "Life With a Mental Illness". Encourage your students suffering with mental health issues to visit the Mental Health America website for resources and support. 

National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week 

Anxiety is the most common mental health issue among teens, but it is under diagnosed.  Left untreated, it can severely diminish productivity and a person's lifestyle.  Educating students and parents about anxiety is a great way to get students and parents thinking about the difference between normal and overwhelming anxiety.  Also, I have included resources for school counselors as we need to be able to identify when students are exhibiting fears that are impacting his or her ability to function in school. 

Resources

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder? 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

Anxiety Fact sheet for Adolescents and Teens

Worry Wise Kids Accommodations for Anxious Students 

Students and Anxiety: The Role of the School Counselor 

Resources and Training for School Counselors 

Top Anxiety Blogs 

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

The goal of this month long campaign, sponsored by NOYS,  is to raise awareness about youth safety issues during spring & summer events like prom, graduation, and summer driving.  According to researchers, May through July are the deadliest months for traffic accidents by teens.  

Activities
NOYS Twitter Chat 
May 2nd @ 1pm EST



Teen Driving Summit - October 17, 2016

NOYS Action Guide 

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Many teens still think that teen pregnancy cannot happen to them so the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month helps them think before they get in the moment.

Stay Teen 

Get Involved - if you only have 5 minutes you can get involved in preventing teen pregnancy.

Webinars
Adolescent Development 

Podcasts