Hello! My name is Lindsay Walter and I am a School Social Worker at Eich Middle School. This is my 5th year at Eich and I love being able to support the students and families here! A little about myself, I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from California State University, Sacramento in Social Work as well as my PPSC in School Social Work. I am currently an Associate Clinical Social Worker and have accrued the hours needed to take my licensure test this summer to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In my free time I enjoy being with my family, my pets (two dogs and three cats), kayaking, gardening, and reading. Please feel free to email me at any time or stop by and say hi!
JUST A REMINDER… YOU ARE NOT ALONE, YOU ARE LOVED, YOU MATTER, YOU ARE STRONG, YOU ARE AMAZING,YOU ARE WONDERFUL!!
COVID-19 and Stress
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. For more information, please click on the following link: Managing COVID 19 (Coronavirus) Stress
It is very important to remember that children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. For more information, please click on the following link: Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) A Parent Resource
Your mindfulness practice can help you mitigate not only the fear and uncertainty of COVID-19, but can even help you quit touching your face all day. For more information, please click on the following link: How Mindfulness Can Help You Navigate the Coronavirus Panic If you would like to learn more about mindfulness, here are Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention as well as free Mindful Coloring Page or click on the following link for FREE ONLINE MINDFULNESS CLASSES!
CareSolace is a 24×7 service for parents and staff to get help obtaining mental health services. They are experts at hand-holding families through the mental health care process. They navigate insurance, look at availability and wait time of resources, and help families schedule appointments into local and trusted mental health resources. For more information, please click on the following link: CareSolace
California warmline – (855) 845-7415 or California warmline website (if you prefer to chat). The California Peer-Run Warm Line is a free, non-judgmental, non-emergency way for people with emotional or mental health challenges to get support from a peer who is trained to help. In response to the COVID-19 virus, it has expanded operations and is now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please note that in the case of a mental health emergency, the best way to receive supports immediately is to contact local emergency services. If you or someone you know is at immediate and serious risk of harming themselves or someone else, call 911.