Disrupt repetitive thinking or over-thinking about distressing or negative events in your life by finding a positive distraction.
Manage your stress
Every-day stress, or short term (acute) stress, can motivate us to focus on tasks, do homework, chores and reach personal and professional goals. Having structure to your day helps manage stress.
Disconnect from social media and connect with people
Carve out enough time to regularly connect with a friend or family member. Sometimes the best feelings come from helping others. Talk face-to-face!
Get outside in the sun
The sun has healing properties for the mood. The vitamin D we absorb from the sun is vital to feel good.
8 hugs a day
A simple hug helps our brain to produce oxytocin. This hormone makes us feel loved and connected to others.
Exercise is good medicine for good moods
Get enough sleep
Teens need about 9 hours of sleep each night to feel good and manage their mental health. Turn off screens one hour before bed. Too much sleep is just as bad as not enough.
Not only does eating
healthy and nutrient rich foods help keep your body
in good working order, eating healthy can also positively affect your mood
Jordan Health & Wellness
Tips for Home-Centered Wellness
For weekly tips for wellness at home, join us for Tuesday Tips - a less than 30-minute virtual lunch n' learn. All of our Tuesday Wellness Tips are recorded and posted on our Tuesday Tips page. Visit the page to sign up.
The Jordan Family Education Center provides services to families in the Jordan School District at no cost. Services include individual counseling, student-support groups and parent-education classes. Counseling services will include a preliminary intake process to help our counselors determine what services may be needed to meet a family’s specific needs.
For information about classes and counseling, call 801-565-7442. These services are available at no cost to families.
This service does not require an appointment and is available 24-hours a day. Youth may come to a Juvenile Receiving Centers (JRC) on their own or parents may bring youth in for a break, respite, or individual/family crisis counseling.
Salt Lake JRC: 177 W Price Avenue, South Salt Lake: Open 24/7 – (385) 468-4500
West Jordan JRC: 8781 South Redwood Rd. Building # 3, West Jordan: Open Monday-Friday 8 AM to 8 PM – (385) 468-4610
Our bodies are complex organisms and what we do with our daily practices make a big difference to our wellbeing. Check out these articles that have further information on how small changes to your sleep, diet, and exercise will help you live a happier, healthier life.