May 1 - 7, 2022 is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week in Maryland. This week, we will be talking about the importance of being healthy not just in our bodies, but also in our minds. This means doing things to help ourselves and others feel better when we are feeling scared, angry, sad, embarrassed, or stressed and doing things to take care of ourselves.
Brought to you by the City's Department of Youth, Family, and Senior Services. The Department of Youth, Family and Senior Services serves families through quality culturally-responsive clinical services and community-based programs that strengthen children’s well-being and family relationships. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240.487.3550.
With busy family schedules between work, school, and family life, it is often difficult to take a break and check in with ourselves. Mindfulness is a practice that encourages people to be as present as possible, taking steps to slow down and notice what happening around us. When practiced regularly, mindfulness can help reduce stress and anxiety. Below, we share a few tips on how to incorporate mindfulness into your family’s everyday lives.
Self-Care for Familes (click image to enlarge)