It's wellness, not just illness.
Good health is as much about our mental, emotional and spiritual state as it is our physical condition.
This website offers resources and suggestions from helping to manage stress to coping with substance abuse.
Finding a healthy outlet can improve your wellbeing. Go to our self wellness page to learn more about the benefits of art, writing, animal therapy, volunteering, and exercise.
Practicing Emotional First Aid
"We'll go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or a nagging pain. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness?"
Watch the video below to learn about the importance of practicing emotional hygiene.
Because Everyone Has a Brain
It's simple. At every point in anyone's life, people feel overwhelmed or stressed -maybe depressed. The El Dorado County Youth Commission recognizes the need for students to embrace wellness, reach our for help when they need it and break the stigma surrounding mental health discussions.
Reaching out for support and connecting with a peer or professional organization when you're feeling overwhelmed or unwell should be as normal and acceptable as going to the doctor when you have the flu.
Let's create a culture the promotes wellness and connection and creates healthier El Dorado County youth.