For Students

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Supporting Your Mental Health at School

The stresses of the classroom such as test taking, peer pressure, grades, and relationships, can easily affect your mental state in a negative way. When you’re struggling with your mental health, you might have the urge to keep it to yourself while you work through it. The faculty and members of the Holt community are here to help you realize you aren’t alone and provide the support you need. We want to help overcome the stigma surrounding mental conditions so all students feel comfortable and safe to get help and learn how to support peers.

Understanding how to navigate your mental health alone can be difficult. Your teachers, parents, and friends can be your first line of support to reach out to when going through a hard time.

Making a habit out of positive mental health practices can be the first step in supporting your own mental health.

  • Get a little bit of exercise, which can include a casual walk
  • Write down a few things that you’re grateful for
  • Set aside time to do a fun activity by yourself
  • Stick to a consistent sleep schedule
  • Follow a self care routine every morning and night
  • Practice acknowledging negative feelings when they arise
  • Avoid blue light at least 30 minutes before bed
  • Find hobbies that you enjoy
  • Keep a journal where you write down what you’ve been thinking and feeling recently
  • Stay connected with your friends and family
  • Try out meditation or breathing exercises to help you relax
  • Find someone you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts with