Life can be challenging or overwhelming at times. The Calming Room has various strategies and tools to help you cope and deal with those challenges. This virtual room has many resources to help you find new ways to manage life and emotions.
Mental Health Resources:
WS/FCS Student Services Helpline: Call (336) 661-3128 (10:00 am to 2:00 pm)
Cardinal Innovations Crisis Line: Call (800) 929-5911
Mental Health Online Screening Tools: From the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County, these online screening tools include a parent screening for use with children under the age of 11 and a youth screening for use with children age 11-17. The screeners can be a tool in determining whether you need to seek mental health assistance for your child/adolescent. There are also self-screening tools for adults.
Online Support Groups: this website allows you to register for many different types of online support groups (most appear to be free). Topics include things like: parenting, stress and anxiety, mental health, eating disorders, caregivers and many others.Crisis Text Line Suicide Prevention LifelineText HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor 24/7 Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk with someone 24/7
Apps about mindfulness or being calm
Headspace: Meditation & Sleep: Headspace is your guide to everyday mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.
Calm: Calm is the #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation
Insight Timer - Meditation App: Guided meditations and talks led by the world's top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers
Apps to help with focus and attention
Rescue Time: RescueTime helps you understand where your time goes each day. Optimize your energy. And take back control of your day.
Focus Booster App: chunks tasks into time segments for all age levels.
Freedom: Freedom blocks distracting websites and apps
Apps to promote gratitude/emotional expression
Three Good Things: simple online journal where you list 3 good things about each day. This focus on gratitude leads to greater happiness.
Thankful for: prompts to encourage a gratitude list
Emotionary: Develop a rich vocabulary of emotions and you’ll have the building block for emotional intelligence
Hospital Behavioral Health Resources:
The Call Center Team at Novant
The Call Center Team is a 24-hour, seven days a week service provided by Novant Health Forsyth Behavioral Health to help people with mental health or substance use crises in the community. The Call Center is staffed with skilled mental health professionals uniquely equipped to provide front-line mental health care when and where it is most needed. The services include:
- Telephone assessment.
- Face-to-face evaluation or same-day appointments at the Crisis Center from 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Educational services for crisis prevention.
Contact the Call Center Team 1-800-718-3550