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    We are all experiencing a new situation that includes social distancing and e-learning and sometimes it's hard to figure out which way is up.  When we are uncertain or in a new situation, it is even more important to take care of ourselves.

    No doubt you have heard the term "social distancing" thrown around.  This means keeping physical distance from each other.  Medical professionals say that is the best way to slow the spread of illness.  It is with this in mind that leaders have closed school buildings - leading to distance learning - and cancelled a variety of other events.

    As you develop your new routine, pay attention to your own mind and body and the things you can do to help your state of mind.

    Are you an extrovert, meaning you draw your energy from being around others?  Read more from CNN's guide here.  You might be an introvert, meaning you draw your energy from time alone.  CNN offers tips for you too, here.

     

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    Looking for additional help?  Here are some things you could check out:

    Teen Tribe - an online support group and social networking wellness site for teens

    Support Group Central - offers many different types of online support groups

    If you are in crisis, you can reach out to Daymark Mobile Crisis at (866)275-9552 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800)273-8255

     

    Apps           Mobile Apps for Self-Care and Social Emotional Learning

    Smiling Mind - programs for relationships, mindfulness, attention, stress and others

    Aura - managing stress and/or anxiety with meditaion

    Calm - meditation and mindfulness