More support for the new school year

We hope the new school year has gotten off to a positive start, whether your kids are going back to school in person or online. The resources below can help you support the students in your family. And in case you missed it, we also shared these resources recently.

Remember: You, your household members and your kids can call us to talk about issues with school or anything else. We're here 24/7 to provide in-the-moment support over the phone.

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It’s a good time to learn how to help prevent suicide

At first, you may think, "Why do I need to know about suicide?" But the fact is that most of us have been touched in some way by it.

Hopefully, you’ve never felt suicidal. But perhaps you have. Or perhaps you have a friend, relative or coworker who has been down that road. Since it’s National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, we’d like to help you learn some essential, helpful truths about suicide.

The Talk Saves Lives online training is a good place to start. It can teach you that you actually have the power to help others who may be considering suicide — even if you're social distancing. In this training, you can learn:

  • Reasons people take their own lives
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Suicide prevention steps
  • How you can help someone who is suicidal

In honor of Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, we invite you to take this training. There’s no cost, but there can be a big payoff. You can learn ways to help someone who is at risk and needs someone else to offer the right kind of caring and support.

Go to mylifevalues.com/login take the Talk Saves Lives online training today.

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The Talk Saves Lives online training was developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Resources to help with coping: Hurricanes Marco and Laura

Distressing world events can affect everyone who lives through them. Even people who experience these events only through the media can have emotional and stress reactions.

When unexpected events happen, feeling stressed, anxious or sad is understandable. We thought you might find these resources helpful in light of hurricanes Marco and Laura.

Staff is specially trained to assist in times of need and always here to provide you with emotional support and referrals to helpful resources.

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Support for the new school year

Whether your kids are going back to school in person or online, the 2020-2021 year promises to bring lots of challenges. We've put together these resources that can help.

And remember, you, your household members and your kids can call us to talk about issues with school or anything else. We're here 24/7 to provide in-the-moment support over the phone.

On-demand webinars

Strategies for families: Tips for surviving school when school is at home | Transcript

Challenges for parents during COVID-19 | Transcript

Articles

Working together: Your child's teacher and you

Tips for parents and families to manage "school"

10 tips to help your child get organized

Links

CDC: Support page for parents and returning to school

COVID-19 caregiver resources

Things to do with your kids while you're home together

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