Today is Earth Day! As we consider our role in protecting the 4-billion-year-old planet that we and Earth’s other living creatures call home, CCRI Early Head Start Family Support Specialist Doreena Marshallencourages families to spend time with nature.
Not only does interacting with our environment help us understand how closely we rely on it for food and other natural resources, but spending time in nature also contributes to our sense of well-being. Try these ideas with your child – and reap the many benefits nature has to offer.
The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) connects North Carolinians to additional mental health and resilience supports that help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) provides mental health and resilience supports for child care staff, health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders, other staff who work in health care settings and their families who are experiencing stress from being on the front lines of the state’s COVID-19 response. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Flyers available in English and Spanish.