Young children often lack the self-awareness, as well as the words, to understand and express their feelings. But those feelings can run deep. For 50 years the Sesame Workshop has been, “meeting children’s development needs with critical early education, social impact programs, and a large dose of fun!”

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The Sesame Street in Communities website has a full suite of resources for almost type of experience: family homelessness, foster care, dealing with divorce, resilience, traumatic experiences, and many more, so you can help your students and their families navigate the difficulties in life.

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“This is what I give. I give an expression of care every day to each child, to help him realize that he is unique… I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service for mental health.

 Fred Rogers

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While created for parents, PBS.org/parents works well for educators too. Full of excellent information, it includes specific activities for children and articles for adults that address emotions and self-awareness, social skills, and developing character to help foster social-emotional learning.

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You’re Not Alone

Life isn’t always easy. There are times when you feel that no one understands you, or has gone through the things you’re dealing with now. But many people probably have. Listen to their stories.

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I Need Help

If this is an emergency call 911 or call 1-844-HELP4WV. Otherwise, click on the “Learn more” button to find information and resources on ways to get the help you need.

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My Friend Needs Help

If this is an emergency call 911 or call 1-844-HELP4WV. Otherwise, click on the “Learn more” button to find information and resources on ways to help your friends.

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Student Friendly Apps

Have you ever seen someone getting bullied and wished you could say a magic word that could make the bullying stop? Well now you can, with our “I Am a Witness” Keyboard. With our emoji, stickers and GIFs, you can tell a bully to stop, or you can support a friend, or you can just generally spread good vibes around the world. It’s up to you what you do with this keyboard, as long as you want to help stop bullying. Deal? Deal.

Free 24/7 crisis support in the US.  This safety plan is designed so that you can start at the beginning and continue through the steps until you feel safe. In this safety plan app, you can customize your own warning signs that a crisis may be developing, coping strategies for dealing with suicidal urges, place for distraction, friends and family members you can reach out to, professionals you can call, methods of making your environment safe, and your own important reasons for living.

You’re Not Alone

Life isn’t always easy. There are times when you feel that no one understands you, or has gone through the things you’re dealing with now. But many people probably have. Listen to their stories.

Learn more

I Need Help

If this is an emergency call 911 or call 1-844-HELP4WV. Otherwise, click on the “Learn more” button to find information and resources on ways to get the help you need.

Learn more

My Friend Needs Help

If this is an emergency call 911 or call 1-844-HELP4WV. Otherwise, click on the “Learn more” button to find information and resources on ways to help your friends.

Learn more

Student Friendly Apps

Have you ever seen someone getting bullied and wished you could say a magic word that could make the bullying stop? Well now you can, with our “I Am a Witness” Keyboard. With our emoji, stickers and GIFs, you can tell a bully to stop, or you can support a friend, or you can just generally spread good vibes around the world. It’s up to you what you do with this keyboard, as long as you want to help stop bullying. Deal? Deal.

Free 24/7 crisis support in the US.  This safety plan is designed so that you can start at the beginning and continue through the steps until you feel safe. In this safety plan app, you can customize your own warning signs that a crisis may be developing, coping strategies for dealing with suicidal urges, place for distraction, friends and family members you can reach out to, professionals you can call, methods of making your environment safe, and your own important reasons for living.

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Mental Health Guide for College-Bound Students

Did you know that 75% of all mental health conditions begin by age 24? That’s why the college years are so critical for understanding and talking about mental health. In partnership with The Jed Foundation, NAMI created a video and a guide, “Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health” to educate students and parents about taking care of their mental health in college. https://nami.org/collegeguide

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