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Health & Wellness

 

Self Care & Coping Resources

 

California Parent & Youth Helpline

Parent and Youth HelplineParents Anonymous® Inc. launched the California Parent & Youth Helpline® in partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom as part of his initiative to address the impacts of COVID-19. Since 1969, Parents Anonymous® has provided weekly evidence-based support groups for parents, children and youth nationwide.
 

Call, text or chat for free - 8am – 8pm every day
855-427-2736

Visit caparentyouthhelpline.org for more information.
 

Crisis Hotlines

 
The County Suicide and Crisis Hotline and the Crisis Text Line are fully operational.
Call (855) 278-4204 or text RENEW to 741741.
 
The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls.
Call the Friendship Line at (415) 750- 4111. 
 
  • SOS Crisis Hotline 408-278-2585
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • 800-273-TALK (8255)
 
  • 1-800-799-7233
  • TTY 1-800-787-3224
National Alliance on Mental Illness Crisis Text Line
  • TEXT NAMI to 741-741
National Sexual Assault Hotline
  • 800-656-HOPE (4673)
"Thoughts for Caregivers"
  • 24/7 crisis line, (800) 325-HOPE
Parent hotline: Bay Area TALK provides 24-hour support for parents and caregivers in the Bay Area
  • (415) 441-5437
 

Tips to Stay Healthy

Healthy Habits.

While this may seem simple, any health care provider will tell you that getting good sleep, eating healthy, drinking plenty of water and exercising regularly can help boost your immune system. Consider our Public Health Officer’s guidance and practice social distancing while taking care of your physical and mental health.

Digital detox.

Continuous watching or listening to media reports, reading online news or social media can lead to unintended fear and anxiety. Try to limit your intake of news to a couple of key reliable sources and remember to check our Public Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites for key COVID-19 updates.

Mindfulness.

Being present and living in the moment can help you reduce anxiety. If you need help calming your mind, try listening to mindfulness apps or listening to visualization resources. And, remember to access your health plan’s mental health and behavioral health services if you start to feel overwhelmed. Mental health and behavioral health providers are essential services.

Hand awareness.

In addition to frequent proper handwashing, be aware of what you touch, and clean and disinfect throughout the day since your hands are a key way germs get into our body.

Normalize new salutations.

Elbow bumps, a head nod, a virtual high five or a nice smile are the new ways to greet others without having to shake hands. Give it a try and others will appreciate your thoughtfulness.