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Resources for Teens


Does it sometimes feel like the pandemic has drained the joy from your life?  The Stay Well program presents a collection of animated videos exploring ways to move beyond pandemic struggles and reclaim personal joy.

After viewing, download our Points for Reflection and Discussion, useful for classroom/group discussions or individual reflection.

Episode 1: Positive Psychology
How can we begin to see the world with more optimism?

Episode 2: It's OK to not be OK (for now!)
Not feeling great? It may be pandemic flux syndrome.

Episode 3:  Joyful Activities
Explore activities that help to promote everyday joy.

Episode 4:  How do we heal?
We can't change COVID or our current situation, but we can find our way to healing.

Episode 5: Can boundaries help create joy?
Creating and maintaining boundaries can make room for joy.

Episode 6: Gratitude and Joy
The amazing relationship between grateful living and joyful feelings.

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What can you do to slow down a racing mind… calm feelings of panic... or stop a barrage of negative thoughts? Try taking a pause – and bringing yourself into the present moment.

T.A.P. (Take a Pause) is a collection of brief videos in which Stay Well outreach specialist Chardae Korhonen demonstrates mindfulness exercises you can do whenever you need to restore calm and focus.

Click on the title of the video to watch it:

Series Introduction

Guided Meditation

Body Scan

Mindful Eating

Grounding Exercise


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Learning to live with grief and loss is a painful process—and while it may differ from one individual to another, it helps to understand the normal feelings we all experience.

In this workshop series, Stay Well outreach specialist Zeinab Moussa discusses the emotions experienced by those who are grieving and offers healthy ways to cope. 

Session 1: Shock and Denial

Session 2: Anger

Session 3: Depression

Session 4: Acceptance and Healing

Download the accompanying Coping with Grief and Loss Workbook.

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These audio recordings by Stay Well outreach specialist Chardae Korhonen provide guidance for building moments of mindfulness into your day.

  1. Begin the day with intention.
  2. Pause for a midday reset.
  3. End the day with gratitude.

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This webinar, presented by Stay Well Outreach Specialist Chardae Korhonen, is for teens who want to know how to help their struggling friends, and also how to improve their own mental wellness. You will learn:

  • How to recognize when someone needs help
  • What a panic attack looks and feels like
  • How anxiety can change people’s behavior
  • The best ways to offer support
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • Tips for keeping yourself emotionally healthy

Watch the recording here.

Download the worksheet: Supporting Teens Mental Wellness.