Adjusting to Your New Normal With Ms. Greer

Welcome to a place of peace and reassurance for all PLD students during COVID-19. On this website you will find coping skills, positive quotes, and other helpful tools to help you get through our new normal. Information will be updated weekly. I hope you enjoy!


  • Create a dedicated work space- Be intentional about where you are going to complete your work. Choose a place with minimal distractions, clean area, and comfortable(but not too comfortable).
  • Set a reasonable schedule- Remember you don't have to wake up first thing in the morning, but you don't want the day to get away from you either. Set a schedule that is good for you.
  • Don't Be Afraid To Ask For Help- Teachers are required to have office hours during this time, reach out and ask for help!
  • Practice Self-Care- Remember this is new for everyone. Take breaks as needed. Be kind to yourself. Take a moment to do something you enjoy throughout the day.

Relax, You got this!

Self-Care is not Selfish

It is important to practice selfcare on a regular basis. It is even more important to take special care of yourself during these unfamiliar times. Take this time to identify what makes you happy and gives you peace.

Ways to Cope During Unfamiliar Times

  • Journal
  • Deep Breathing
  • Get Fresh Air~Take A Walk
  • Draw
  • Positive Thoughts

Cope Using Your Five Senses

  • Listen to your favorite song
  • Smell your favorite candle
  • Watch your favorite movie
  • Eat your favorite food
  • Touch something soothing(stress ball, soft blanket or stuffed animal)

Mental Health Resources

  • Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
  • New Vista Crisis Hotline: 1-800-928-8000
  • Domestic Violence Prevention: 1-800-799-7233
  • Eating Disorder Hotline: 1-800-931-2237
  • Addiction Hotline: 1-888-633-3239
  • PLD Stop Tipline On The WWW.PLD.FCPS.NET

Community Mental Health Resources

  • • KVC Behavioral Health Kentucky 859-254-1035
  • • Mountain Comprehensive Care 859-368-8897
  • • New Vista (formerly Bluegrass.org) 859-233-0444
  • • The Ridge Behavioral Health Systems 859-269-2325
  • • Sunrise Children’s Services 859-455-8185
  • Mental Health Crisis Resources
  • • Samaritan Hospital 859-226-7000
  • • The Ridge 800-753-4673
  • • U of L Peace Hospital (formerly known as Our Lady of Peace) 859-313-3515
  • • New Vista (formerly Bluegrass.org) 800-928-8000

Crisis Hotlines

  • • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
  • • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8500
  • • Suicide Crisis Textline Text Help to 741741
  • • Trevor Project Crisis Line for LGBTQ+ Youth 1-866-488-7386

Other Resources

  • • Arbor Youth Services 859-254-2501
  • • Salvation Army Homeless Shelter 859-252-7706
  • • FCPS Mental Health Resource Page: https://www.fcps.net/mental
  • • Mental Health Resource Library: https://www.galesupport.com/district/fcps
District Mental Health Specialist, Certified School SW, LSW. NTI Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-3:30pm. Phone:859-813-5433.email: dontryse.greer@fayette.kyschools.us. Zoom Meeting Available by appointments only. Feel free to email me to schedule an appointment.


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