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Student Support Resource Page

 

Welcome to the new Driller Wellness Room! 

This is a virtual space where Drillers can find resources, tools, strategies, and activities for relaxation, coping, and to help reduce stress and anxiety!  Check out any of the virtual rooms below and click on objects within the room to explore various resources available to you!

 

Jason ThomasIf you or your student is struggling, please contact our School Social Worker, Jason Thomas at: jason_thomas@kernhigh.org.   Please visit the Driller Wellness course on your student's Canvas dashboard for additional resources. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Addressing Anxiety

 

10 Techniques to calm your anxiety

  1. Manage your media diet (don’t believe everything you read online)
  2. Read a book
  3. Exercise
  4. Stick to a routine
  5. Give Mindfulness a try
  6. Write it out/journaling
  7. Watch a funny video
  8. Talk to someone who gets it
  9. Turn off your phone
  10. Drink water and eat regularly
 

4-7-8 Breathing 

(Before starting, adopt a comfortable sitting position)

To use the 4-7-8 technique, focus on the following breathing pattern:

Empty the lungs of air
  • Breathe in quietly through the nose for 4 seconds
  • Hold the breath for a count of 7 seconds
  • Exhale forcefully through the mouth, pursing the lips and making a “whoosh” sound for 8 seconds

**repeat the cycle up to 4 times

 

Websites

Nami.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Adolescenthealth.org

Resources for mental and physical health

Suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Free and confidential support for people in distress and prevention/crisis resources for you or your loved ones

 

 

Useful Apps

Head Space

A free app for meditation and mindfulness

Calm

A free app for sleep, meditation, and relaxation

Stop, Breathe, & Think

A free app for mindfulness and compassion

Panic Relief

A free app to help calm fear or panic attacks as they are starting