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Find resources and tips from the Member Assistance Program about improving your well-being.

Creating schools that welcome LGBTQ kids

• 5 ways to make classrooms more inclusive
Learn how to prevent bias and bullying and create a welcoming, inclusive classroom. 

Making school a safe place for LGBTQ students
Resources and ideas for teachers to help them be allies to their LGBTQ students.  

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
Educator guides, safe space kits and inclusive curriculum from the organization that's been doing this work for nearly 20 years. 

Create inclusive, affirming schools for LGBTQ students
Scholastic provides information, resources and recommended books for all grade levels.

Meditation and mindfulness

 What is mindfulness meditation?
Learn about this powerful technique to keep you centered in the present.

 2 simple mindful meditation exercises for teachers
Reduce stress with these exercises.

 What is the best type of meditation?
Learn about different types of meditation to choose your best fit.

• A guide to 7 types of meditation
From ancient to modern, learn about the practice of meditation.

 Greater happiness in 5 minutes a day
Loving kindness meditation is the practice of directing well wishes towards others.

Suicide prevention

  National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255.

  NYC Well 1-888-WELL (692-9355) for a 24/7 free and confidential mental health support line.

Stop teacher burnout

The hidden dangers of caring about your career too much
Burnout is a major problem in many fields, and is particularly common among teachers.

 Tips for preventing teacher burnout
Learn how to prioritze, delegate and put your health first.

 12 ways to fight teacher burnout
Emotional support, finding joy in each day and finding perspective can help. 

 Warning signs of teacher burnout
Learn to recognize the signs and build resilience against burnout. 

 Burnout isn't inevitable
Teachers are stressed, but schools can help.

Tips for developing cultural competence

 Diversity toolkit
Cultural competence is the key to thriving classrooms and schools.

• Understanding cultural competency
Effective communication with mutual respect and empathy is at the heart of cultural competency.

360-degree wellness

• Creating healthy habits
Make better choices easier. 

• Work life balance
Tips to reclaim control. 

Tackling addiction

 Drug addiction/substance use disorder
The Mayo Clinic's guide to causes, symptoms and treatment. 

Resolving workplace conflicts

• What are problem-solving skills and why are they important?
Learn about the 4 stages of problem-solving and how to hone these essential skills. 

• 13 most effective problem-solving strategies in the workplace
The right strategies can make the difference between putting a challenge behind you or not.

Mental health support groups

5 benefits of group therapy
For many people, group therapy can be more powerful than individual therapy. 

 Understanding group therapy
What to expect and the benefits of group therapy. 

Managing your time

 5 simple mindfulness practices
How to breathe space into your daily routines. 

15 time management tips for achieving your goals
One of the most effective skills you can have in life is powerful and effective time management.

 10 ways to declutter your day
Learn how to clear space in your day for your priorities. 

Cultivating mental health

• Mental health conditions, recovery and wellness
Learn about a range of conditions and how to get support from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

• Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.
The National Institute of Mental Health provides information, rsearch and tips.

Creating fulfilling relationships at work

Do you know your social style? 
Understand your social style and social needs by taking this quiz.

Deepen your connections with others
10 simple ways to deepen your connections with others

Create healthy workplace boundaries
Learn ways to create boundaries without being rude!

Suicide prevention

Helpful Resources that are available 24/7:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800 273-TALK (8255)
NYC Mental Health Hotline/NYC WELL:  1-800-LIFENET (543-3638)
Suicide Prevention Hotline:  1-212-673-3000

Additional resources:

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Learn about warning signs and risk factors, statistics and treatment.

The National Institute of Mental Health
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and it is often preventable. Find out more.

Why spring suicides are more common
From the Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds.

Setting boundaries at home and at work

• How to create healthy boundaries.
Protect your self-esteem, maintain self-respect, and enjoy healthy relationships.

10 ways to build and preserve boundaries
Tips from the experts.

Should you keep your home life separate from your work life?
Segmenters vs. integrators: know yourself to determine your best balance.

Good workplace habits

A good night’s sleep is essential.
  Information from the Sleep Foundation.

Stay hydrated
   Drink enough water to maintain your well-being on the job.

Self care
   Understand how to take care of yourself to maintain optimal emotional and physical health.

• Understanding healthy relationships
   The first step in having healthy relationships is understanding what they are.

Tackling addiction

 •  Alcohol use disorder
     Information from the Mayo clinic.

 • Drug addiction
    Information from the Mayo clinic.

  • Drug guide
    Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has a guide to find out more about drugs and alcohol.

  • 10 most common signs of drug use
    Information and treatment options.

  • Improving your self-esteem after drug rehab
    Twenty tips for helping with the transition after rehab.

Seasonal affective disorder

Resolving conflict in the workplace

Coping with the stress of a chronic disease

Help for caregivers

Treating alcohol and substance abuse

Stress, fear and anxiety

Grief and loss

Handling holiday stress

Cultural competence

Handling difficult people

Taming the chaos of September

Managing transitions

Help for caregivers

  • Understanding Caregiver Stress Syndrome
    Caring for an individual with a disability is stressful and contributes to physical and psychiatric morbidity.
  • Caregiver Stress
    Caregiving can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Stress from caregiving is common.
  • Caring for Elderly Parents: Managing Role-Reversal
    According to Seattle geriatric internist Dr. Elizabeth Kiyasu, watching our parents lose their independence is one of the most challenging realities we face as our parents age.
  • 6 Signs of Caregiver Burnout
    When you’re caring for a loved one, it’s easy to forget about your own needs, putting you at serious risk of burnout.
  • Teacher Wellness
    Explore self-care strategies to battle teacher burnout, and rediscover your inner superhero to bring excitement and creativity back into your classroom.
  • Celebrating Mother's Day When You're Mom's Caregiver
    Sons and daughters who step into the role of family caregiver to an aging mother must deal with the everyday emotional challenges that arise when traditional mother-child roles are flipped; challenges that become even more burdensome on Mother’s Day.
  • Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving builds support for caregivers nationwide.

Sleep and your health

  • Coping with excessive sleepiness
    Sleepiness can damage your judgment, work performance, mood, and safety.
  • Sleep and mood
    Sleep and mood are closely connected; poor or inadequate sleep can cause irritability and stress, while healthy sleep can enhance well-being.
  • Twelve Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep
    Researchers have identified a variety of practices and habits—known as “sleep hygiene"—that can help anyone maximize the hours they spend sleeping.
  • Causes of Excessive Sleepiness
    Do you struggle to stay awake during work and other activities and you don't know why?
  • How to Get a Good Night's Sleep: The Ultimate Guide
    In this comprehensive guide, we attempt to explain the reasons behind the current sleeplessness epidemic, the extent to which it can affect your health and well-being, and specific steps you can take to get a better night's sleep starting tonight.

Eating disorders

  • National Eating Disorders
    NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
  • Eating Disorders Online
    Learn about the different types of eating disorders.
  • Mayo Clinic: Eating disorders
    Eating disorders are serious conditions related to persistent eating behaviors that negatively impact your health, your emotions and your ability to function in important areas of life.
  • Eating Disorders: About More Than Food
    The eating disorders anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder, and their variants, all feature serious disturbances in eating behavior and weight regulation.

Poor eating habits

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Keeping resolutions

  • Best fitness tracking websites
    On fitness social websites you can also set goals together or even organize virtual fitness competitions, ask questions pertaining to fitness, and much more.
  • Tips on healthy eating
    MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image — a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl.
  • Heart health
    Making healthy food choices is one important thing you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • Alcohol use and your health
    Drinking too much can harm your health.
  • Alcohol's effects on the body
    Drinking too much – on a single occasion or over time – can take a serious toll on your health. Here's how alcohol can affect your body.
  • Alcohol screening tools
    Screening tools for identifying hazardous or risky drinking.

Coping with holiday stress

Cultural competence in the workplace

Managing stress

  • Are you stressed? Take the quiz
    These questions are intended to help you judge how you are doing. If you score as stressed, you should take steps to reduce the amount of stress in your life.
  • Understanding stress
    When managed successfully, stress can help you be your best. Unresolved stress can lead to emotional and physical problems.
  • Controlling stress
    See some suggestions for managing your stress.
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