Welcome to the Robert L. Craig Health Office
Hello RLC Parents. This has been a challenging year for our nation and for our Moonachie school community. We have been asked to adjust to changes in schedules and the way our children learn, sometimes on a moments notice. This new normal is adding stress to our lives, a normal human reaction. Finding healthy ways to manage the stress is key. As educators and parents it is important that we model these stress management skills to the children. I have posted many suggestions for you and your family to ease stress. Check out these links.
Please do not hesitate to call or email me. I am present at the school even on virtual days.
Here are some suggestions from Nidia Alvarez, our School Psychologist:
“Other things to help with our emotional health include consistent exercise, mindfulness activities, focusing on our faith practices (our religion), and getting out for some sun and fresh air where you can view greenery/nature. Other ideas, include finding new things to do with free time, for example, focusing on a hobby that you have been postponing, now is the time to practice it. Learning something new, and of course spending time with our family and pets.”
For those times that you need an immediate response, here are some important Hot Line Numbers. Do not hesitate to call these numbers if you or a family member need help.
Disaster Distress Hotline (SAMHSA)
Crisis and Emotional Distress- Text Services
Open 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Crisis Text Line:
741741 text the word "start" to start a conversation with a counselor
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1800 273-8255 and Online chat at: preventionlifeline.org
Blue Cross Blue Shield-NJ Direct
Stay Moonachie Strong!