Teen/PreTeen Mental Health Resource, Links, & Videos
Dealing with Teen Depression
No matter how despondent life seems right now, there are many things you can do to start feeling better today. Use these tools to help yourself or a friend.
Care for Yourself (Eyvketecvs)
Find a partner and click button to begin a short scan breathing exercise that will help you feel more connected and at ease.
Check on Yourself, and Care for Yourself (Eyvketecvs).
Review the Graph of Hope below and ask yourself- How am I feeling? How is my body feeling? How is my mind? Try to get rid of any negative self-talk. We can get through things in our lives that hold us back. Remember- There are people thinking of you and sending you well wishes, love and light. Do the same for yourself and others.
‘Eyvketecvs’ (E-yuh-kee-dee-jus) – Care for yourself.
Or…Try taking 18 minutes to watch this short video.
For a more connected experience, try the following ideas during these moments in the video:
Start of the 2:08 mark for a short “Envisioning” Exercise – Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and listen closely to the story. Put yourself in the story and be present in the moment.
At 6:36, Listen to the “Where is Mom?” message– Watch the video and listen closely for understanding.
At the 17:00 mark, Listen with Intention to a Traditional Nimiimiipoo Song– Pause the video and take a moment to take 3 deep breaths. Restart the video and as the song begins, close your eyes. Make a commitment to following your breath while she sings.. In and out. In and out. Breathe in good intentions, breathe out negative thoughts and emotions. As the video comes to a close, close your eyes, take one more deep breath in and out, and name 1 thing OUT LOUD that you can challenge yourself in the coming days to do, that will improve your well-being and/or those around you.