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Reaching for Help

We are living in an unusual time in a the world full of difficult situations and things out of our own control.  It's important to take care of yourself mentally and physically to help reduce stress, worry, and anxiety.  

1. Take care of your body: Try to eat healthy well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get plenty of sleep.

2. Connect with others: Share your concerns and how you are feeling with a friend or family member, while still practicing social distancing.

3. Take breaks: Make time to unwind and remind yourself that strong feelings will fade. Try taking in deep breaths.

4. Stay informed: When you feel that you are missing information, you may become more stressed or nervous. Watch, listen to, or read the news for updates from officials.

5. Avoid too much exposure to news: Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories. It can be upsetting to hear about the crisis and see images repeatedly.

6. Seek help when needed: If distress impacts activities of your daily life for several days or weeks, please call the San Diego County Access & Crisis Line at 888-724-7240 or a medical professional.


Challenger Counselors Are Available

Our counselors are working off site, but are available to help students and families by email, phone call, or Zoom conference.  If you would like to have a counselor check in with you, please fill out the form below or email them.

Student last names A-L: Stephanie Hosking, shosking@sandi.net - New Phone Number for use during COVID-19 closure: 858-371-3121

Student last names M-Z: An Vo, avo@sandi.net - New Phone Number for use during COVID-19 closure: 858-848-0581

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Teen Guide to Mental Health and Wellness - San Diego County of Education

COVID-19 Resources - San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council

Challenger counselors have put together a page of articles broken down by topic at this page.