Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week is May 3rd-May 9th. Below are resources to help you and your children. Thank you to the Rockland Youth Commission for compiling these sources!

For Mindfulness: 


51 Mindfulness Activities for home 

Kids Cosmic Yoga 

Yoga for Teens

For Coping: 

Calming Glitter Jar

Coping Skills for Kids

Calming Crafts for Teens

Helping Teens Cope

For Positivity:

The Kindness Rocks Project

7 Activities to Help Your Child Develop a Positive Attitude

 Parent/Professional Advocacy League

Art Therapy:

Positivity Journal

100 Art Therapy Exercises

Art Therapy Activities for Teens

Storytime and Reading Suggestions

Reading Therapy

Suggested Books for Elementary Grades: 

Cory Stories: A Kid's Book about Living with ADHD- Jeanne Klaus 

Don't Feed the Worry Bug- Andi Green

Pillar's Worries- Victoria Sanchez 

A Boy Named Bat- Elana Arnold 

Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too)- Keith Negley 

A Terrible Thing Happened- Margaret Holmes

Middle Grades: 

A Whole New Ballgame: A Rip and Red Book- Phil Bildner 

Warp Speed- Lisa Yee 

Fish in a Tree- Linda Mullaly Hunt 

Can I Catch it like a Cold? Coping with a Parent's Depression: written by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Finding Perfect- Elly Swartz 

Stanley will probably be fine- Sally J Pla

High School:

Hey Kiddo- JJK 

Don't Call me Crazy: 33 Stories that start the conversation about mental health- Kelly Jensen 

Turtles All the Way Down- John Green 

Hold Still- Nina LaCour 

How It Feels to Float- Helena Fox 

Wintergirls- Laurie Halse Anderson 

Schizo- Nic Scheff