This means doing things to help ourselves and others feel better when we are sad, worried, angry, or scared.
Each day this week on the announcements, we will learn a 'Coping Skill of the Day.' Teachers, please encourage your students to practice these in class together."
Today's coping skill of the day is taking deep breaths. Breathe in through your nose for 3 seconds, hold the breath for 3 seconds, and breathe out for 3 seconds. Do this 5 times or until you start to feel better. Breathing deeply helps calm your body down and gives you time to figure out how to react to what is going on around you.
REMEMBER, YOUR MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!"