Coronavirus Information

School Closing

PER GOVERNOR BILL LEE, HUMPHREYS COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR.

Dear Students,

Where do I begin? Never in anyone's wildest dreams did we anticipate our spring semester of school would turn out like this. These are uncharted waters, and we are being asked to go about our daily lives in ways that are unfamiliar and unsettling to most of us. But know, you are not in this alone! We will figure all of this out together. We care about your academics, but more importantly, we care about each and every one of you as individuals, and we want you to know that we are here to support your personal health and emotional wellness needs any way we can. We miss you terribly and can't wait to see you in the fall!

Stay strong!

Kristi Brown, Coordinated School Health Supervisor

Check out these links for factual information related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Health Organization Guidance

TN Department of Health Guidance

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidance

Physical and Emotional Health Resources

Below, you will find information that you can share with your children to help them maintain their health and emotional wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check back regularly, as more resources will be added!


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Mental/Emotional Support

Shelley Wood, Mental Health Liaison for Humphreys County Schools, is available for consultation. Appointments can be set up by emailing shelley.wood@centerstone.org or by text to 931-265-5789. This service is free of charge and available to all families in Humphreys Co. during this time.

If you feel like you are experiencing a mental health crisis, there are trained counselors available 24/7 ready to talk to you! You can call 855-274-7471, or text TN to 741741

Wondering if you need therapy? Check out this self-screening tool at

https://www.tn.gov/behavioral-health/for-providers/additional-resources/quick-and-easy-mental-health-screenings.html

If you are in need of therapy, Centerstone is providing teletherapy. Just call 615-446-3797 to schedule an intake. Centerstone takes most types of insurance, but if you are unable to pay, Tennessee has Executive Order 20, which expanded telehealth capabilities for providers. A behavioral health safety net is also available to assist Tennesseans age 18 and older at or below 138% of the federal poverty level, as well as, the uninsured with no means to pay.

If your child is experiencing a psychiatric emergency like bizarre behavior, disorientation, confusion, hallucinations, is suicidal, or out-of-control, call the Tennessee Crisis Hotline at 866-791-9221.

Adults may call 855-274-7471.

If it is an emergency, call 911!


Health & Wellness

Physical Activity, Nutrition, Healthy Sleep...

How to Help Your Teenager Manage Stress During COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health on helping your teen adjust to their "new normal" amidst school closures, cancellations, and social distancing.

https://www.pediatrics.wisc.edu/uw-pediatrician-how-to-help-your-teenager-manage-stress-during-covid-19-pandemic/


Meditation and Mindfulness Resources

During challenging times, it isn't enough to just look after ourselves. We must also look after others. That's what it means to be "calm together."

Click on this link to find meditations, sleep stories, movement exercises, journals and soothing music to bring you and your loved ones peace.

https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath#meditations