Connected & Supported
We feel connected when we feel close to others; we feel supported when we feel like others care about us and are available to help. The more social support students we have, the more likely we are to feel physically healthy and have high self-esteem.

We feel connected when we feel close to others; we feel supported when we feel like others care about us and are available to help. When students feel connected to their teachers and peers, they feel more positive about school. The more social support students report having, the more they report feeling physically healthy and having high self-esteem.

Activities

Support Yourself First 7 min

Before you can support others, support yourself first. Here are some ideas to help you support yourself! Have compassion for yourself. We deserve the same compassion we give to others, but unfortunately we tend to be our own worst critics. In order to promote self compassion, practice positive self talk. For example, if you do poorly

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Loneliness as a Doorway to Connection Meditation 20 min

Try this meditation to address loneliness and feel more connected! This centering meditation from Meditation Oasis encourages you to analyze what you are feeling, embrace is, and find your capacity for compassion. Some people say that they feel balanced, less anxious, and more connected after meditating.  Many people find that a daily mediation practice helps

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Getting Support from your Parents/Guardians 5 min

Our parents, guardians, and loved ones play a crucial role in helping us feel supported. What can we do to gain support from them? Check out this article from Buzzfeed to learn 10 simple tips to starting the conversation about your mental health with your parents. Consider which of the 10 tips you have used so

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Connection Map 15 min

Draw a map of your connections! There are many layers of people we care about and many generations of people who care about us. This map will help you visualize the meaningful connections in your life. Start by thinking about people in your life: family members, friends, teachers, and mentors. Visualize their faces in your

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