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Mental Health Awareness Month
Letter to Families for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Posted on 05/22/2020
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Dear Families,

We have heard from many families in the past few weeks and the messages we are hearing over and over are that the kids miss school and life is hard right now. I want you to know that yes, yes, yes! We miss your kids so much! We miss every piece of our regular school schedules and their smiling, charismatic faces! We miss the chatter in the hallways, the hugs and high fives, the sounds of laughter and play on the playgrounds....we miss it all. Please tell them how much we miss them! 

And we hear you! Life is so hard right now. I share a graphic below. We all have our own challenges, but there are so many struggles right now and know you are not alone in this storm. I encourage you to come to a scheduled Coffee Hour (see district webpage or facebook for times) to connect with others and ask questions. Sometimes connecting with others is enough to pull you through another day!


To continue with National Mental Health Awareness month, I also share a few resources for supporting the mental health of your children.  One in five children suffer from mental illness and 75% will experience some form of mental illness before they turn 24 years old. 



But how do we help? What can you as a parent do to support your child experiencing mental illness?



If you or your child is struggling emotionally, please reach out to myself or designated school staff. We are willing and able to support in so many ways to help you at this time. Please see contact information HERE for school staff email addresses.


Take care and stay safe, 

Carrie Rivera

NLPS School Psychologist

Department Head

Cell 860-625-4723


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