Mindfully Resilient Wellness Resources for Everyone

Snap Your Way to Being Ok!

Check out this list of mental health resource links compiled by students for students. This was launched in 2021, when Dana Santos Patron, Aylin Andrade, George Vaca and Freddy Centeno Rodriguez at the Coachella Valley High School Health Academy created this resource so that help is just a click away! : ) Learn more about their project in this Desert Health News Article.

In 2023, CVHS Health Academy students Guillermo Carrillo, Adrian De Leon, Josue Pimentel, Isaac Munoz, & Osmar Felix saw the importance of the Snap Your Way To Being Okay project. They realized the need for continued student access to mental health resources so they continued the project with new graphics and links. Their goal is to share this with all students in the Coachella Valley and they are working with leaders in neighboring school districts to make this happen.

"Strive for progress, not perfection." -Kathy freston

Student Wellness Resources

Click here to access a list with wellness exercises, apps/website resources and contact information for people you can call for immediate help.

CAREspace (Community / Access / Relationships / Emotional Wellness)

Click here to access the CAREspace flyer in English and Spanish. The Riverside County Office of Education has partnered with the Riverside Latino Commission and Riverside University Health System Behavioral Health to provide mental health services for Riverside County students, families, schools, and the community!

¡Por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros al (951) 276-CARE (2273) para hablar con alguien de nuestro equipo CAREspace!

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia

A Year of Mindful Moments Newsletter

Sign up to have monthly mindfulness tips delivered to your email inbox! OneFuture's Behavioral Health A-Team curates new resources each month and shares them through our A Year of Mindful Moments newsletter, which follows the calendar topics on the poster. Click the subscribe button to start receiving your copy with the next issue.

Taking Time To B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Resource Guide

The amazing team at Thriving YOUniversity are all about "Influencing, Inspiring and Igniting Humans to Thrive" and they have created a wonderful resource guide with tips and tools to practice mindfulness and nurture emotional wellness. Download the Taking Time to B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Resource Guide in English and Spanish.

Wellness Video Library

2022 Mental Health Matters - #SelfCareSummer

Spend a few minutes with us and learn about ways you can support your own mental wellness and explore careers in behavioral health. Jasmin Rojas will share ideas about making this a #Self-Care Summer, Julie Houston will talk about careers at Riverside University Health Systems-Behavioral Health (RUHS-BH) and four amazing students at Coachella Valley High School will share a tool that they created to help other students easily access wellness tools - Snap Your Way to Being OK! These are short pieces that will inspire you.

What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create. - Gautama Buddha

2021 Mental Health Matters - Career Exploration & Wellness

The full series features six (6) wellness feature topic presentations and twelve (12) Career Path videos. Wellness features are

  • Communication & Conflict Resolution
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Testing Anxiety & Stress Management
  • Microaggressions
  • Self-Care & Mindfulness
  • Self-Esteem & Body Image

2020 Mental Health Matters Webinar Series

When you're feeling frazzled, put all of your attention on the breath. It's a portal into the present moment, the best remedy for stress. — Ellen Barrett

The Mindfully Resilient Project

What is the Mindfully Resilient Project?

Mindfully Resilient began as a Regional Access Project (RAP) grant awarded to 5 agencies to create and pilot a high school mental health curriculum. The agencies (OneFuture Coachella Valley/Behavioral Health Alignment Team, JFS of the Desert, Operation SafeHouse, Indio High School, and Coachella Valley High School) collected source materials and ultimately programs were piloted by Jason Tate from the Indio High School Health and Nutritional Sciences Academy, Jodie Capper from the Coachella Valley High School Health Academy, and Stacy Ward from the Desert Hot Springs High School ACE Academy during the 2018-19 school year.

We have created editable PowerPoints based on their lessons and these are listed below.

The Mindfully Resilient PowerPoints are divided into 9 topics:

  • Introduction to Adolescent Emotions
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships
  • Bullying
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Using the SafeHouse App
  • Substance Abuse
  • Educational Paths to Behavioral Health Jobs

Above you will find 9 editable PowerPoints on each mental health topic as derived from the source materials. The original resources that were used in the Mindfully Resilient pilot are available upon request to JFS. You can incorporate these files into your program curricula in any order you wish or focus on the ones you find most relevant.

How You Can Use These Materials

Thank you for reviewing this information. JFS Desert and its Mindfully Resilient program partners greatly appreciate working with you and including mental health and mindfulness into your classrooms.

Maureen Forman, LCSW | Executive Director, JFS Desert and Co-Chair, OneFutureCV Behavioral Health A-Team | mforman@jfsdesert.org

Why We Want Every Educator to Have This Material in Their Hands

Basic mental health, relationships, and emotional regulation knowledge is critical to developing teens if they are to negotiate this increasingly stressful world. Suicidal behavior, depression, anxiety, and bullying continue at alarming rates among our teens. Unfortunately, mental health information is not regularly provided in high school curricula.

We believe that teachers and counselors with their innovative ideas and focused mentoring are just the people to begin getting this information out to students. Regardless of your professional focus, emotional self-care and emotional regulation will be necessary for your students to succeed in future careers and relationships.

In both the IHS and CVHS cohorts, students showed that they were experiencing extremely high levels of stress and did not have sufficient self-calming skills. When addressing depression, anxiety, suicide, and relationships as academic content, students revealed lack of basic coping and emotional self-regulation skills. The need for this information was validated immediately.

Over 300 youth have already received lessons based on these materials. If an amplifier of 2.5 is used for friends and families, a total of 750 people were impacted in a positive way by the Mindfully Resilient information!

Quotes from Teachers & Students in the Coachella Valley

I start every class period with a 3-5 minute meditation practice. This has been a FAVORITE among most of my students and they say it helps them focus during class and they realize how stressed they are because after the meditation they feel so relaxed and at peace! – Jason Tate, Teacher
During the healthy relationships chapter, I really had to give myself a check. I had to check whether I was being a good friend in my relationships and whether my friends were being ones too… After the lesson, I checked in with my friends and made sure I never said anything to offend them or hurt them, and I apologized if I ever did. – Student
I am grateful for this opportunity to help our students deal with the challenges of being a high school age kiddo navigating through life. It has been my goal to try and stimulate students into wanting to pursue a career pathway in Behavioral Health and I am really proud to say that several of my students have verbalized a desire to go onto college and study Psychology. – Jodie Capper, Teacher
I’ve learned the power of talking to someone I trust when I need help. I used to hold all of my emotions in and I would get overwhelmed and then I couldn't do anything. Now I have a healthier way of managing my stress and I am open to talking to others. I even convince my friends to get help! – Student
When thinking about learning Psychology, I get intrigued. The topics from psychology have always been interesting to me, from the history to the experiments. It fascinates me to learn about behaviors and getting more in depth about the mind, being in this psychology class… it has even inspired me to figure out my career path, which most definitely will have to do with something related to this subject. – Student

Thank You!

We extend our sincere thanks to OneFuture Coachella Valley College Corps Intern, Alondra Lopez, for her creativity and talent in establishing this resource!

Contact Us

Ashley@OneFutureCV.org | (760) 625-0422 | OneFutureCV.org