Mental Health Mondays

As we continue to navigate this unique time in all our lives, we need to remember to take care of ourselves and our families both physically and mentally.

For this reason, each Monday, we will be posting some information and resources to be used by all members of our Panther Valley family, including students and their families, as well as faculty and staff. 

Please check back each Monday for more information.

The Adopt-A-School Team is still here to help.  Please contact a member of team if we can be of any assistance.
Kerri Quick, School Coordinator at Kerri.Quick@sluhn.org
Carrie Selinko, Elementary School Based Coordinator at selinkoc1@panthervalley.org
Mary Ellen Greco, Intermediate School Based Coordinator at grecom@panthervalley.org
Kristin Black, Jr. Sr. High School Based Coordinator at blackk@panthervalley.org
Jennifer Kupetz, Jr. Sr. High School Based Coordinator at kupetzj@panthervalley.org

Some people don’t agree with the state opening … that’s OK.  Be kind.

Some people are still planning to stay home … that’s OK.  Be kind.

Some are still scared of getting the virus and a second wave happening … that’s OK.  Be kind.

Some are sighing with relief to go back to work knowing they may not lose their business or their homes … that’s OK.  Be kind.

Some are thankful they can finally have a surgery they have put off … that’s OK.  Be kind.

Some will be able to attend interviews after weeks without a job … that’s OK.  Be kind.

Some will wear masks for weeks … that’s OK.  Be kind.

Some people will rush out to get their hair or nails done … that’s OK.  Be kind.

Everyone has different viewpoints and feelings … that’s OK.  Be kind.

We each have a different story.  Don’t judge fellow humans without knowing their story.

If you need to stay home, stay home and be kind.

If you need to go out, just respect others when in public and be kind.”

Monday, November 23, 2020
 

You are not alone.  Help is available for whatever difficulties you are experiencing.   Each Monday, we are going to share some tips and resources to help you take care of yourself, we’re calling it Mental Health Monday.  Check back on our website/social media each week for something new. 

If you’re struggling, please don’t wait to ask for help.  If someone is in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

 

Here are some resources:

NEW! Team PA COVID-19 Free Crisis Counseling Support and Referral Line:  1-855-284-2494

PA Crisis Text Line:  Text PA to 741741

Safe2Say Something PA:  1-844-723-2729

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255

PA 211:  pa211.org or call 2-1-1 or 1-855-567-5341

– this is a service of the United Way and can connect you to help with housing, food, mental health/substance use services, etc.  Many places are accepting new referrals and seeing patients virtually. 

Schuylkill County Crisis  1-877-9WE-HELP

Carbon County Crisis 610-377-0773

 

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it will likely look a little different this year.  Below is an activity that can be done while maintaining safe distances and could even be done virtually.  Students in the Tamaqua Area or Panther Valley School District can participate and win a prize.  Answer at least 10 out of 20 to be eligible for a prize and send your answers to kerri.quick@sluhn.org by Friday, December 4th.  Prizes will be distributed to students at school. 

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!