VCSD Virtual Calming Room

This VCSD Virtual Calming Room is a place for students, families, staff and our community to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings and build our resilience to face life’s challenges in healthy ways.

Visual Relaxation

Links to videos helpful for Visual Relaxation are found here. 

Sounds and Music

Links to videos with meditative Sounds and Music are found here.

Mindful Movement

Links to videos for Mindful Movement are found here.

Guided Meditation

Links to videos to help with Guided Meditation are found here.

Mindfulness

Links to videos to help with Mindfulness are found here.

Exercise

Links to videos to help with Exercise are found here.

Live Animal Cams

Links to Live Animal Cams from zoos around the country are found here. 

Coloring and Creativity

Links to relaxing Coloring and Creativity Activities are found here. 

Puzzles and Games

Links to Puzzles and Games to help you relax are found here. 

Virtual Field Trips

Links to Virtual Field Trips are found here

Positive Affirmation and Quotes 

Links to Positive Affirmation and Quotes are found here.

DIY Coping Tools to Reduce Stress

Links for Do-It-Yourself Coping Tools are found here. 

Recommendation of Mental Health and Well-Being Apps 

10 Best Mental Health and Wellness Apps According to the Educational App Store

Apps to Help Teens and Kids with Anxiety According to the Medical Home Portal

Top Apps to Support Positive Mental Health for Teens and Children According to the All About Speech and Language  

Kids Mental Health Apps Review

Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps Review

VCSD Resources

VCSD Support Services

Family Support Services

Health and Wellness Links

Support Websites

TEEN Line TEEN LINE is a non-profit, community based organization that provides emotional support to youth. It is our mission to provide peer based education and support before problems become a crisis, using a national hotline, community outreach and online support.

The Hope Line TheHopeLine has trained HopeCoaches ready to offer confidential mentoring and support by chat and email. Plus, there’s a full library of blogs, ebooks, podcasts, and true stories of healing and recovery to explore. We’re here to help, and you can get help now.

kidshelpline Help for kids and young adults, age 5-25

The Jed Foundation  The Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults.

Change Direction  The goal of the Campaign to Change Direction is to change the culture of mental health so that all of those in need receive the care and support they deserve. The Campaign encourages everyone to pay attention to their emotional wellbeing – and it reminds us that our emotional well-being is just as important as our physical well-being.

The Trevor Project Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Access: Supports for Living Adults and children struggling with addiction or mental health concerns can walk in to the Access: Supports for Living Urgent Care.  Worried about your insurance or ability to pay?  Don’t worry.  Everybody is welcome, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. You don’t need an appointment or a referral. A compassionate team will welcome you or your child to the Urgent Care, work with you to figure out what’s happening, and begin a plan for recovery, including referrals to the community provider of your choice for longer-term care, if that’s what you need.

Self-help Phone Numbers

For immediate emergency Dial 911

Addiction Center

1-888-512-5518

Adolescent Suicide/Crisis

1-800-621-4000

Al-Anon

1-845-339-5116

Alcoholics Anonymous

1-845-534-8525

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County (ADAC)

crisis helpline (24/7) 1-844-984-4673

Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County

1-845-294-5124

Children’s Grieving Center

1-845-561-6111

Crisis Text Line

Free 24/7 support: text 741741

Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center

1-845-331-5300

Mental Health & Substance Use Urgent Care

1-888-750-2266

Mental Health Association of Orange County

1-845-342-2400

Mobil Mental Health

1-888-750-2266

National Alliance on Mental Illness of Orange County

1-845-956-6264

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE

National Eating Disorders Association

1-800-931-2237

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

NYC Well

1-888-692-9355

Orange County Department of Mental Health

1-845-291-2600

Orange County Eating Disorders Coalition

1-845-342-2400 x1248

Safe Homes of Orange County

1-845-562-5340

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Hotline

1-800-662-4357

Text For Teens Line

1-845-391-1000

The Trevor Project

Helpline 24/7: 1-866-488-7386

24 Hr./Helpline/Rapeline

1-800-832-1200