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Art Heals

The nation is coping with the significant stresses brought on by the pandemic. To continue on the theme of managing, one should consider art as a form of therapy, helping youth and young adults with disabilities cope and develop creative skills. To learn about the healing powers of the arts and culture as another form of expressing advocacy.  Featuring… Art Heals Art comes in many forms seen on social media through pictures or in-person at museums. It can be a mural painting on a wall, a photograph online, or a sculpture at a museum, to name a few examples. In this featured video, Art Heals by the channel National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, no matter what form art comes in, its impact can be felt by many people. These people could be returning military veterans, kids with disabilities, or people with mental trauma. Art can uniquely affect anyone, especially regarding its healing abilities. Google Arts & Culture When it comes to social media, it's not just Facebook, Twitte

Mental Health and Wellness

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted millions' physical, emotional, and mental health across the United States. It is undoubtedly, affecting the youth and young adults in our communities.  The state of New Jersey responded by building a library of mental health resources with text and call helplines, wellness and mentoring organizations, and health tips and guidelines. Learn about these resources to look for ways to help cope with the mental health issues created by the pandemic and the accompanying stress.  Featuring… Mental Health Tips from Psych Hub Watch the Mental Health Wellness Tips video from the channel Psych Hub. It teaches about a scenario of being overworked, stressed, and different tips to relieve emotional stress and anxiety. The ultimate purpose is to have viewers understand their support and seek professional help as soon as possible.  5 Tools for Mental Health Interventions There are several activities and worksheets that you can use to intervene with mental health

Welcome, 2022

Happy New Year! Welcome, 2022. New Year's resolutions are one way to start the year, but there are many other ways to make the best of yourself and your goals. Resolutions are not the only way to explore the New Year, whether setting a dream or picking a word to guide you through 2022.  Featuring... 10 Alternatives to New Year's Resolutions Read about the 10 alternatives to New Year's Resolutions, whether you want to try something new or if resolutions didn't work in the past. Do a monthly challenge, create a bucket list, or find a new way to track and measure your goals. For example, a person can choose "empathy" then try to be more empathetic and compassionate in 2022.  A Goal With a Plan Beats a Resolution Every Day of the Year Phoebe Gavin describes the differences between goals and resolutions and focuses on small, subtle improvements instead of massive, sweeping changes/challenges to overcome. Looking at plans from this perspective should make the idea o