Gizmo’s Pawesome Guide to Mental Health – Story Time at Blake Library

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Thank you to all of the families who came out in the rain and joined our CEO Eric Garza for this story time! Featuring Gizmo the therapy dog, this book helps children when they’re feeling sad, mad or worried.
For more information on Gizmo’s Pawsome Guide to Mental Health©, Pledge for Mental Health, Elementary Curriculum, Read Alongs, and Fun Activities visit:
If you’re feeling sad, mad or worried, there are things you can to do help yourself.  Gizmo’s Pawesome Guide to Mental Health helps you make a plan for what to do when you feel sad, mad or worried.
Gizmo’s Guide to Mental Health is more than just a fun book. When the book is combined with completion of the Mental Health Plan, it becomes a tool used to teach youth:
  • What “mental health” means
  • That mental health is just as important as physical health
  • Daily activities and coping strategies that youth can use to improve and support their mental health and wellness
  • How to know when their mental health needs attention
  • How to identify and connect with their Trusted Adults
  • Provides resources that youth’s Trusted Adults can use when more help is needed
Thank you Martin County Library System‘s Blake Library for hosting our Gizmo story time for K-5th graders! And thank you Children’s Services Council of Martin County for supporting our prevention program. This resource was made possible through a partnership among the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, CT Department of Children and Families, and United Way of Connecticut/2-1-1 Connecticut with support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
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