Mental Health Resources
Mental Health Resources
COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT RESOURCES
*Compiled by the Idaho State Department of Education and Soda Springs School District
SODA SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 150
Soda Springs High School - Mrs. Ledbetter
Tigert Middle School - Mr. Davis
Thirkill Elementary - Mrs. GoLightly
LOCAL CRISIS SUPPORT CONTACTS
We provide an emergency substance use disorder and mental health services for adults 18 and older. All services are provided without charges to patients in need. Referrals and connections are made to appropriate community resources.
Idaho COVID-19 Hotline: call 888-330-3010
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: call 211 or 208-398-4357
Though not affiliated with the school district, the following community counseling resources are available.
Portneuf Valley Family Center (208) 547-4470)
Inner Light Counseling, Sherie Ann Flagg LCSW RPT (208) 425-6932
Bear Lake Memorial Hospital Counseling Services (208) 847-4464 Shaun Tobler MSW, LCSW
Carolie Meccico LCSW, MAC, CEDS 208-547-4550
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR STAFF AND/OR FAMILIES
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
The toll-free, multilingual helpline provides 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, the uncertainty can make it hard to cope. This resource includes five things adults can do to take care of their own mental health.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
Caregivers must take good care of themselves, so they are able to take good care of the children in their charge. This resource is a succinct list of considerations for caregivers to prevent burnout, including healthy habits.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
This three-page tip sheet from the Psychological First Aid for Schools Field Operations Guide lists immediate and continuing reactions to an emergency, including potential positive changes in worldview. It also includes a checklist of coping strategies that do and do not help.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS, GUARDIANS, AND CAREGIVERS
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
This resource will help parents and caregivers think about how the COVID-19 outbreak might affect their family— both physically and emotionally—and what they can do to help their family cope. Available in English, Spanish and Chinese.
This resource provides school personnel and parents support in attending to the social and emotional needs that arise during times like these. SEL offers a powerful means to explore and express our emotions, build relationships, and support each other – children and adults alike – during this challenging time.
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress
This 2-page resource outlines key steps to supporting students and families as they cope with the social isolation, changes in routine, other challenges that may arise when schools are closed and students are home.
Child Mind Institute
This 4-minute video and accompanying information provides expert advice on how to talk to kids about coronavirus in a way that helps them feel less worried.
National Association of School Psychologists, National Association of School Nurses
This 4-page resource outlines ways parents can support their children as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve and includes age-appropriate talking points.
PBS for Parents
Visit PBS for strategies to help younger children de-stress and includes related videos from Daniel Tiger, Elmo, and other PBS Kids shows.
Confident Parents Confident Kids
This resource provides strategies for parents and guardians to support the social, emotional, and mental health of their children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Help for Young People. A community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems. Learn more and start talking about mental health.
GoNoodle is free for teachers, parents, and kids! In addition to energizing content, GoNoodle has 300+ dance videos, mindfulness activities, and more engaging videos for kids.
BrainPOP is committed to developing SEL content that supports the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework.
Helpful blog that shares parenting tips and proper media use.
We need to distance ourselves, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help each other. During difficult times, we often see the most beautiful acts of kindness. This website provides ideas of how to keep kindness alive.
37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child
Over 50 ideas for Indoor Activities
YouTube video with breathing exercises for kids.