• COVID-19/Mental Health Resoureces

    In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, it's not uncommon for students, parents, staff, and other loved ones to have fears and anxiety about how the virus could impact them. Below are resources to help our students, parents, and community cope with uncertainty and mental health-concerns during COVID-19. If you or your student is in need of assistance, please reach out to the counseling office anytime. 

    School Counselors: How We Can Help

    While school counselors do not provide long-term therapy, we do assist students in learning coping strategies to support them during and after the school day. We also connect families with additional resources and outside help. We will continue to provide check-ins with students and offer assistance in anyway we can, and we encourage all students who are struggling to reach out to see us- either in-person or virtually. If parents have questions or concerns, please reach us by calling 218-354-2228 or emailing kgylland@barnesville.k12.mn.us.

    Local Resources

    24- hour Mobile Mental Health Crisis Response. Connect with a mental health team if you are experiencing a mental health crisis by calling toll free 1-800-223-4512. 

    First Link Community Resources. Please use this website to access First Link's 2-1-1 database of community resources. First Link Community Resources

    24-7 Local Help Lines. Call 2-1-1 or text your "Zip Code" to 898211 to reach a help line. Available 24/7.

    Web Resources

    Virtual Calming Room created by Wayzata Public Schools- The Virtual Calming Room offers a variety of ways to help relax your mind and body in times of anxiety and stress. From guided meditations and visual relaxations to puzzles and live animal cameras, this site has tools you can use to promote calmness. https://sites.google.com/wayzataschools.org/virtualcalmingroom/home

    Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 from the National Association of School Psychologists and National Association of School Nurses. This article has information for families regarding how to help their students cope with the pandemic and changes to daily life. Helping Children Cope

    Parent Resources for COVID-19. Links for parents to talk to kids at any age from Parents Lead. http://www.parentslead.org/COVID-19

    Talking with Children about Coronavirus. Article from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) CDC Talking with Children About COVID-19

     

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