Resources for after Anxiety Busters

Thank you for attending our Live Science Show, Anxiety Busters! We hope you had fun and learned some useful skills along the way. We’re excited to see your interest in learning and want to help you as you continue to explore ways to improve your overall health and wellness, including emotions and mental health. We’ve put together some resources for you. 

CALM TIPS AND TECHNIQUES

    • Triangle Breathing
      • Breathe in for three counts as you trace the first side of the triangle
      • Hold your breath for three counts as you trace the second side of the triangle
      • Breathe out for three counts as you trace the final side of the triangle. You have just completed one deep breath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • Mindfulness
      • A type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment. Practicing mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.
    • Visual or Auditory
        • Blocking/Closing out Stimulus
          • Closing or covering eyes. Headphones or covering ears
        • Mental Picturing
          • Imagining a fun safe place in your mind and/or putting yourself in the space
        • Idea River
          • Watching your thoughts float down a river or over a waterfall as you sit on the bank
        • List Making
          • Writing/drawing down everything that pops into your mind
        • Fidgets
          • Toy or something similar to keep your hands/mind busy
        • Animals/Plants
          • Seeing and interacting with animals or plants has positive changes on brain chemistry
    •  Acupressure
      • Use thumb to apply deep, firm, circular pressure to massage and stimulate points on the body while breathing. 
    • Games/Apps
      • Try playing games or using apps to have fun or create a calming environment.

OUTSIDE RESOURCES

    • Need additional help? Reach out:
      • Parent
      • Trusted adult
      • Teacher or Counselor
      • Religious figure
      • or person you trust
    • If someone you know is having a mental health emergency, call 911 and request a CIT Officer.
      • Officers on the Crisis Intervention Team have 40+ hours of training dealing with individuals in a mental health crisis.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR HELP

    • Mental Health Crisis COMCARE Crisis Center
      • 635 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67203
      • 316-660-7500
      • TTY 1-800-766-3777
    • Mid-Kansas Poison Control Center
      • 1-800-222-1222
      • TTY 1-866-238-0677
    • Crisis Textline
      • Text 741741
    • Crisis Help Lines
      • National Suicide Lifeline
      • Ayuda en Español
      • 1-800-273-8255
      • 1-888-628-9454
    • Parent Helpline (KCSL)
      • 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373)
    • TrevorLifeline – Support for LGBTQ Youth
      • 1-866-488-7386
      • Text “START” to 678-678
    • Veterans’ Crisis Line
      • 1-888-457-4838
      • Text “MIL1” to 839863
    • Youthline
      • 1-877-968-8491
      • Text “teen2teen” to 839863
    • Abuse Line
      • 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

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