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Check out this Ted Talk about the importance of taking care of our emotional health, How to practice emotional first aid | Guy Winch - YouTube. “We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, says Guy Winch. But we don’t have to. He makes a compelling case to practice emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions, our minds, with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.”.

In working with children, we provide Emotional First Aide:

  • Immediate support to reduce emotional intensity
  • Identify and resolve the underlying concerns causing distress

  • Keep the student in the activity

To assist with this work, Cornell University and the National Trauma Stress Network provide Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network ( and Make a Emotional First Aid Kit

 Other Mental Health Resources

NAMI HelpLine  

NAMI Support Groups

NAMI Programs and Classes

NAMI Podcasts & Webinars

 For more information check out NAMI Web Articles, Resources & Blogs: 

Why do we have the feeling that we are not enough?

Family Members & Caregivers

Identity & Culture

Youth & Young Adults




Start here for Mental Health Resources — NAMI Rochester

Pulling an All-Nighter: Effects on Sleep and Overall Health - The Sleep Doctor 

Teen Line | Teens Support hotline - Connect, talk, get help! 

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