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Resources from your School Counselors
John Armentrout
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Resources from your School Counselors

Emergency Situations
If your student is having a problem or you/they are concerned about somebody else, call the crisis hotline. This will connect you to your closest crisis center: 1-888-568-1112

Clinical Counselors at your school
If your student meets with one of the outside Clinical Counselors at school please email/call them to see if they offer tele-counseling or if they can meet at their offsite.

Area Resources
Food Pantry info click here
Resource to find a counselor click here

Tips to talk to your kids and taking care of yourself
Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks link here
Talking to your kids about the Coronavirus link here                                             
Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus from NPR link here 

Tips to help reduce Anxiety 
Validate feelings
Normalize anxiety during heightened situations
Focus on what they have control of

Encourage distraction:

  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Going for a walk
  • Music
  • Craft project 
  • Focus on your child's favorite hobby
  • Family time
Other Hotlines:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 1-888-568-1112 (Voice/TTY) Crisis Hotline 
Child Abuse 1-800-452-1999 (Voice) 1-800-963-9490 (TTY) The State of Maine’s child abuse hotline is staffed 24 hours a day
Domestic Violence 1-866-834-HELP (4357) This number gives you information on domestic violence, crisis counseling, and emotional support.
211 Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to provide information and connect you or someone you know to local programs and services that can help.