take care of yourself

May is National Mental Health Awareness month. Mental Health Day is a day for students to "take a break".  This time of the year students have a lot going on , we want them to be able to have a day to take care of their mental health and not worry about school for a few hours.

We had two food trucks on site for students to purchase treats from (Elephant Joe's and Cookie Dough Bliss). Other activities for students to participate in include: Bingo, Bean Bags, Giant Jenga, other yard games, the GAGA pit, tables to Zentangle/Coloring, a gardening station, and a Zen garden station. We also have a few students bringing in animals!

Additionally, Central will have resource stations for the students to get information about mental health resources (NAMI, LIVIN foundation, SAVE, MACMH, Sexual Violence Center).

Mental Health Day is planned by PEERS, with the help of other student groups.



Now more than ever, we need to find ways to stay connected with our community.  No one should feel alone or with out the information, support and help they need.

Mental Health Month raises awareness of trauma and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities.

This national movement to raise awareness about mental health helps to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, call:    

 • 911                          

 • Carver County Mental Health Crisis Team: (952) 442-7601                           

• SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. 

(TTY: 1-800-846-8517)


  • Crisis Text Line: The 24/7 emergency service is available if you or someone you know is experiencing a psychiatric or mental health crisis.
    • Text only to 741741
  • Mental Health Helpline: Call for information about mental health programs and services in communities across Minnesota that may help you or someone you care about.
    • (800) 862-1799 or by email
  • Minnesota Warmline: Are you an adult needing support? Talk to a specialist who has firsthand experience living with a mental health condition.
    • (651) 288-0400 or (877) 404-3190 or text "Support" to 85511
      • Hours: Monday-Saturday from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • National Parent Helpline: Being a parent is an important job, but it's not always easy. Call to get support from a trained advocate and become empowered and a stronger parent.
    • (855) 427-2736
      • Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The 24/7 lifeline provides support when in distress, has prevention and crisis resources for you and your loved ones, and resources for professionals.
    • (800) 273-8255