Chemical Health Blog

Helpful resources for students, parents and educators
Julia Geigle

Julia Geigle, MSW, LICSW is a Certified Prevention Professional (CPP). She helps students and families in the Stillwater Area Public Schools access a variety of services such as chemical health screenings, early intervention, education, and related support services. Julia also coordinates and delivers substance abuse prevention services to include: classroom and community presentations, policy and program development, and educational and resource materials.

Summer is typically viewed as a reprieve from the busyness of the school year and a time we dedicate to experiences such as summer camp, vacations, and family gatherings. With social distancing and quarantine measures in place to protect our health and physical safety, we are having to reevaluate our summer plans and identify other ways to enjoy the summer.

In addition to figuring out the practical aspects of summer planning, parents and caregivers  are tasked with continuing to take care of themselves and their children. It is timely that May is Mental Health Awareness month  as it is more important than ever that we are intentionally taking care of our mental health and addressing the loneliness fueled by safety measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Let’s emphasize the importance of self-care this summer. Our ability to sustainably parent is directly tied to our own well-being, and it is vital for all of us to create space for movement, reflection, and quiet.

Fortunately, there are several resources available to support us in our journey of parenting during a pandemic as well as resources to support our children too!

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