Mental Health Month, May 2020

Presented in partnership with Cromwell Belden Public Library
Mental Health Month

Cromwell Youth Services is proud to work with Cromwell Belden Public Library to present a variety of mental health programs during National Mental Health Month, May 2020.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training is open to Cromwell Community adults only. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, three basic skills anyone can use to help prevent suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among those between age 10 and 34.

Lia Levitt will present an interactive workshop for teens, "Balancing and Organizing Life in High School and Beyond." We hear from students all the time that their struggling to time manage and prioritize between their obligations, such as school, sports, work, and their hobbies, social and family lives. Lia will help students to strategize, plan, and emphasize the importance of healthy coping skills and making time for genuine connections, fun, and relaxtion in healthy ways. 

LIKE is an IndieFlix original documentary about the impact of social media on teen mental health. As more research emerges, experts are starting to discover that screen time and socail media can negatively impact youth. Some observed consequences of too much social media and screen time include lower self-esteem, depression and anxiety symptoms, cyberbullying exposure, sleep and exercise interuption.

Bullet Journaling 101 will teach youth about one highly successful coping mechanism shown to have positive effects on mental health. Journaling can help to reduce stress; practice effective, thoughtful, and intentional communication; improve immune function; keeps memory sharp; boosts mood; and strengthens emotional functions. 

To register for any of the listed programs, visit https://www.cromwellct.com/library and go to Calendar & Event Registration