THE BE KIND TO YOUR MIND INITIATIVE WAS CREATED TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND SPARK AWARENESS IN OUR COMMUNITY ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS. THROUGH THESE INITIATIVES, WE HOPE TO COMBAT THE STIGMA ASSOCIATED WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND TO CREATE A COMMUNITY OF ACCEPTANCE, ENCOURAGEMENT, AND UNDERSTANDING.
WE HAVE BEGUN THIS JOURNEY BY CREATED RESOURCES TO HELP PEOPLE OF ALL AGES. THESE INCLUDE:
ELLINGTON YOUTH SERVICES PROUDLY PRESENTS THE KIND FARM ANIMATION SERIES FEATURING MEL THE COW AND BILLIE THE GOAT. JOURNEY WITH MEL USING THE WORRY MAP TO FIND TOOLS TO HELP COPE WITH WORRY AND ANXIETY.
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We have created this booklet with the goal of helping you identify, prevent, and manage any of the normal anxiety you might experience in your daily life. In this book, you will find a general overview of what anxiety is, why it exists, and the different ways it can manifest, anxiety-related tips and techniques you can implement immediately, and resources should you wish to seek additional help on your mental health journey.
We hope this booklet will help you identify, prevent, and manage symptoms of depression you might experience at different times in your life. In this book, you will find a general overview of what depression is, its causes, risk factors, and the different ways it can manifest, tools and techniques for prevention and management, and resources should you wish to seek additional support and treatment.
OUR MISSION IS TO CREATE A SAFE SPACE IN WHICH PEOPLE FEEL ENCOURAGED AND EMPOWERED TO SHARE STORIES FROM THEIR MENTAL HEALTH JOURNEYS IN HOPES OF FOSTERING A GREATER SENSE OF AWARENESS AND VALIDATION WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.
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