emotional health


Just Breathe: Mental Health Maintenance for Students (MCPS Parent Academy) – VIRTUAL

Students are facing an unprecedented amount of stress and in many cases loneliness. They’re disconnected from typical activities, such as being around friends, playing sports, or going to the movies. This workshop will provide suggestions and resources that can help you support your child’s social-emotional well-being. Recommended for families of […]


Mindfulness: Managing Stress During Difficult Times (MCPS Parent Academy) – VIRTUAL

Effective focus, motivation, handling frustrations, and communication depend on the ability of students to understand and manage their emotions. These are basic competencies that are crucial to student well-being and success. With the recent pandemic and unrest, this virtual workshop will focus on how to include Mindfulness practices in both […]


Reducing Stress through Meditation (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Take time for self-care through meditation. Join us for this workshop hosted by the Marilyn J. Praisner Library. All are welcome. The scientific community has recently been exploring the use of meditation as a healing modality. Join Gaurav Singh, a long-time meditator as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation […]


Yoga for Every Body (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join Olney Library’s talented yoga instructor Amy to explore the benefits of movement, breathing and meditation. All levels are welcome. A yoga mat is helpful but not necessary. Other optional supplies are yoga blocks or two hardcover books and a strap/belt. Your participation is voluntary and you assume all liability […]


Dementia Friendly Initiative: Town Hall (Chicago Public Library) – VIRTUAL

Description Join us as Dr. Cheryl Woodson presents a Dementia Friendly Initiative: Virtual Town Hall. Like so many other women, Dr. Woodson juggles several roles and tries to drop only the rubber balls. She is a wife, mother, doctor, businesswoman, educator, and author. She has earned a 2nd degree black belt in […]


Yoga for Every Body (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join Olney Library’s talented yoga instructor Amy to explore the benefits of movement, breathing and meditation. All levels are welcome. A yoga mat is helpful but not necessary. Other optional supplies are yoga blocks or two hardcover books and a strap/belt. Your participation is voluntary and you assume all liability […]


Mental Health Awareness Week: Various Dates/Times (MCPS) – VIRTUAL

All Community Members Invited to Join Virtually MCPS and the Montgomery County School Psychologists’ Association (MCSPA), are hosting a free virtual event October 26–31, to give youth and families the opportunity to hear from mental health experts on issues that are important to them. This weeklong expo features daily themes, […]


Conversation With Robert Voker, Author of ‘Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of An American Family’ (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

The program is presented in partnership with NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore. Robert Kolker (Author of ‘Hidden Valley Road’) will be in conversation with Dr. Karen L. Swartz ABOUT ‘HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD’: Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don’s work with the Air Force brought […]