Kindness Club Wellness Resources
You are not alone, support is available.
- • Talk to a trusted adult
- • Text HOME to 741-741
- • National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255
- • National Eating Disorder Association:1-800-931-2237
- • Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
Check out these relaxing playlists!
Some other ways to de-stress:
Get out a journal and just journal or draw whatever you think of, even if it’s messy. Journaling can help you “reduce stress” (source). Furthermore, “the creation of art can provide… a distraction from stressful thoughts and experiences…” (source). Going outside and spending time in nature can also help with your well-being (source).
For more resources, check out the sources that are used throughout this webpage– many include more information on wellness practices, in addition to research. You can also take a look at the Greater Good Science Center website from UC Berkeley for more research-based wellness practices (Ms. Lesser’s recommendation!).
Support through Kehillah:
- • Confidential counseling support with Sarah Lesser
- • Reach out to your advisor
- • Talk to any teachers you feel comfortable with
- • Get peer support
Ways to Practice Gratitude:
Find things to be grateful for. It can affect your mood and well-being in a really positive way (source). Try to “[c]ount your blessings” or “[k]eep a gratitude journal” (source). Try thanking someone via a note or even just “think[ing] about someone who has done something nice for you” (source).
Doing some breathing exercises can help you relax yourself— check these simple breathing exercises out (source).
Meditating can be a highly effective way to destress (source). You can check out this one-minute meditation, this one-minute meditation, or this 10-minute meditation for stress. Also, try using the HeadSpace website or downloading the HeadSpace App.
Kindness Club was pleased to invite Sarah Meyer Tapia to speak with Kehillah students
Topic: Managing Stress Through Finals and Beyond: the Science and (Practical) Practice of Wellbeing
Click the button below to view the recording.