Self Care

Avoid repetitive negative thoughts

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.

Get moving

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. 

Eat healthy

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.

Understanding and Managing Depressio


Understanding and Managing Anxiety


Other resources on this website can be found to support students and families by providing current resources for mental health, including suicide prevention resources, help with grief/loss or self-harm, general tips for happiness & wellbeing , including our Wellness Wednesday posts, and tools for social and emotional learning


Find time to relax your mind using mindfulness strategies, activating the vagus nervemeditating, or deep breathing.

Free well-being education resources for Elementary  and  Secondary Students from the Institute of Positive Education

Click here for a comprehensive list of available community resources for health, housing, unemployment, food assistance, as well as other available help.

For more information on mental health, please check out the following link.

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Jordan Family Education

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.

Family Education Catalog of Classes and Support Groups


Download the MyStrength App for FREE, using the steps below

  1. Go to and click “Sign Up” in the upper-right corner.

  2. When prompted for an Access Code, enter: UDHSguest33

  3. Complete the registration to create your own unique myStrength homepage



Located at River’s Edge School319 West 11000 SouthSouth Jordan, UT 84095801-565-7442



Salt Lake County Youth Services provides immediately available, free crisis counseling by phone or in person at the Juvenile Receiving Center 385-468-4470.


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


Research shows that positive emotion boosts the capacity of the brain and body. Boost your day with my FREE science-backed morning routine to boost positive emotion.

There are also two courses that individuals can take for FREE online that were created by some of the leaders in positive psychology.

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 sleepdiet, and exercise will help you live a happier, healthier life.