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Helping Students Change Today's Challenges into Tomorrow's Opportunities
Moore Public Schools' Mental Health Therapists work to normalize and promote the importance of mental health for our students, teachers, parents, and community at large. We empower students to overcome challenges both past and present in order to foster student success. Our program encourages health and wellness, strengthening families, reducing isolation, and building a sense of connection and community.
Mental Health Crisis Resources
Coping with COVID-19 Resources
Tragedy Response Resources
7th-12 Grade Students
Coping skills are the tools and strategies people use to help manage difficult emotions and decrease stress. Developing and practicing healthy coping skills can improve mental and emotional well-being. Look below to find one to try today!
Everything You Wanted to Know About Coping Skills
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Mental Health and Self-Care Resources
Deep Breathing Techniques
Muscle Relaxation Techniques
Grounding and Mindfulness Techniques
Mindfulness Exercises- Teens
Being mindful helps people do better in just about every part of life, like focusing on homework or feeling less stressed out. Practicing mindfulness a little bit every day helps you to build this valuable skill.
These exercises help you practice mindfulness in five different ways. Try doing all of them.
As you do each exercise, you will probably find that your mind wanders after a minute or two. That's normal — minds do that. Your job is to gently bring your attention back to the thing you are focused on. The more you practice doing that, the better you train your brain to pay attention.
Five-Finger Relaxation Technique
The Five Finger Relaxation Technique takes less than 10 minutes, but it pays off with increased vitality, inner peace, self-esteem, and is very effective for relaxation. This exercise can be done at any time you feel tension.
Adapted from Davis, M., Eshelman, E.R. & McKay, M. (1988). The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook. Oakland, CA. New Harbinger
Also known as "relaxing breath," involves breathing in for 4 seconds, holding the breath for 7 seconds, and exhaling for 8 seconds"