Teen Scene staff are looking forward to hosting their second month long challenge of 2021! In honor of Mental Health Awareness month, Teen Scene is hosting a Coping Skills challenge in the month of May. We believe that this is a perfect opportunity that can help youth to create new coping skills, practice the skills they already have and experiment with other healthy ways to deal with stress and challenges we face on a day to day basis.
The Coping Skills Challenge will have a similar format to the Fitness Challenge that Teen Scene completed in January. Teen Scene will encourage youth to practice using coping skills every day throughout May. To support this, Teen Scene staff members will provide all registered youth with a binder full of resources.
We plan to host a kick off event for the Coping Skills Challenge on April 28, 2021 from 5 pm to 6 pm on zoom. During the event, we will explain the resources that have been provided to registered participants and prepare for the month of May by making stress balls. If you register for the Coping Skills Challenge, you will receive the zoom link for the kick off event.
Throughout the month of May, Teen Scene will host events that are related to our theme of mental health and coping skills. Registered youth can attend the weekly Teen Scene events to participate in discussion and activities that can count towards their participation for that day. However, anyone can participate in the May Teen Scene events even if they are not registered for the Coping Skills challenge.
The Teen Scene events for the month of May are:
- Tuesday, May 4th* – Creatively Coping with Stress: Directed Artwork with Teen Scene
- Wednesday, May 12 – Relieving Stress Through Physical Activity
- Monday, May 17 – Pet Show and Tell
- Wednesday, May 26 – Coping Skills BINGO
At the end of the month, Teen Scene will offer youth the opportunity to share their experiences. Various prizes will also be provided to youth who practice using coping skills for 10, 15, or 31 days.
Registration for the challenge is required. The registration link can be found here.
If you have any questions about the Coping Skills Challenge or Teen Scene, please contact the Family Resource Network at 607-432-0001.
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Mental Health Related Resources *Click on resource name to visit website for more information* Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT): To reach MCAT call 1-315-732-6228 or 1-844-732-6228 Crisis Text Line : To reach the Crisis Text Line text GOT5 to 741741 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline : To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call 1-800-273-8255 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) National Helpline: To reach SAMSHA National Helpline call 1-800-662-4357 The Trevor Project: To contact the Trevor Project call 1-866-488-7386, text START to 678-678, or visit the website for confidential online instant messaging with a Trevor Counselor. New York State COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline: To reach the NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline call 1-844-863-9314 Local Police Station: 911