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Choose Wellness

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, created by ED County Youth for ED County Youth offers resources and suggestions from helping to manage stress to coping with substance abuse. 

Crisis Text Line Information

Resources for Support

If you need someone to talk to, Text HELLO to 741741. You can also visit our resources page for support.

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Self Wellness

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.

Mental Health

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. 

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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. 

How to practice emotional first aid | Guy Winch | TED

How to practice emotional first aid | Guy Winch | TED

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