May is #mentalhealthawareness month. Wolf Creek takes the mental health of our students and staff very seriously and is well known for the level of support that we provide. Check out these helpful tips to manage stress and balance self-care and a healthy lifestyle.
✅ Get some sleep: Getting enough sleep helps you grow and develop normally, pay attention throughout the day, and maintain overall health. For teens, this means about 8-10 hours each night.
✅ Focus on your strengths: Take some time to think about what you’re good at and ways to do more of those things. By focusing on and building your strengths, you can keep your stressors in perspective.
✅ Do things that make you happy: Find activities or hobbies that make you happy and incorporate them into your daily life. This might be a physical sport, an artistic outlet, or spending time with family and friends.
✅ Engage in physical activity: Exercise takes our mind off stress and releases chemicals in our brain that make us feel better. This can be anything from a stroll in the park to a bike ride or basketball game with friends.
✅Talk to someone: It can be hard to manage stress alone. Talk to a parent, teacher, or other trusted adult about your problems and they may be able to help you find new ways to manage your stress.
Info from www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org