Hi, I'm Gizmo

I'm a therapy dog. I visit people in schools and other places to comfort them when they are feeling sad, mad, or worried. There are things that you can do to help yourself when you feel sad, mad, or worried.

Guide to Mental Health

Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board

What is mental health?

You know how you need to take care of your body to keep it healthy? You need to take care of your feelings, thoughts, and actions to keep them healthy, too! This is called mental health. There are things we can do to take care of our mental health every day.


Here are some things you can do every day to take care of your mental health. Breathe slowly, read, take a walk, listen to music, play an instrument, write a story, ride a bike, play outside, do a puzzle, play with toys, take a nap, smile or laugh, draw or paint.


Mindfulness is doing nothing and listening to your own thoughts at the same time. It can help you with your feeling, thoughts and actions. Sometimes, meditation is hard a first but once you get the hand of it, you will love it.