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What does Self-Care mean to you?

There are infinite ways to practice self-care and de-stressing.

It is all about what works for you.

Some Types of Self-Care

Actions that stimulate your brain:

  • Dancing

  • Doing puzzles

  • Reading

  • Writing


Actions that help process your emotions:

  • Creating or listening to music

  • Making art

  • Seeing a therapist

  • Taking a bath or shower

  • Writing


Actions that help build relationships with people:

  • Going on a date

  • Going to a community event

  • Socializing

  • Spending time with friends

  • Spending time with your family

  • Volunteering


Projects or activities that help to relieve or prevent future stress:

  • Cleaning your room

  • Creating a budget

  • Creating a to-do list

  • Setting boundaries


Actions that improve your physical health:

  • Drinking water

  • Eating

  • Exercising

  • Going to the doctor
  • Getting enough rest


Actions that help you to think

bigger than yourself:

  • Connecting to your roots

  • Meditating

  • Practicing selflessness

  • Reflecting

  • Spending time in nature

  • Volunteering

Youth-Specific Resources in Portland

Youth Spaces and Organizations!

Marrow PDX

Youth-centered community space with a focus on education, the arts, and activism

Momentum Alliance

Youth-led nonprofit

Oregon Queer Youth Summit

A conference held by and for trans and queer youth

Queer Rock Camp PDX

A weeklong summer day camp free for youth 13-23

Sexual & Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC)

A safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 

The Center

A coalition-led hub for child and youth creativity, education, and engagement

Youth Housing Services

Bridge House 503-238-1702

4015 SE Madison Street

Transitional Living Program for youth ages 16 to 20

Changes 503-380-0725

4015 SE Madison Street

Independent living program for youth ages 16 to 20

Youth Shelters

Porch Light Shelter 503-222-5933

1635 SE Alder Street 

Shelter for youth ages 15-23

Meals, showers, and laundry provided

Harry's Mother 503-233-8111

728 NE Davis Street

24/7 crisis line

Emergency shelter for youth ages 9 to 17 and their families

Emergency Counseling Services

Call to Safety


24/7 Crisis Line



Teen-to-teen support

Gay & Lesbian Youth Nat'l Talkline 


Advise and counseling services


National Runaway Hotline


24/7 hotline

Support for those who are thinking of or have run away

How to Make Slime!


Crayola Model Magic


1 tsp Borax

1 cup Water


Mix Borax and Water separately

Mix your clay to create the color that you want.

Mix glue and water mixture together until it is close to the texture that you want

Add your model magic

Alternate between glue and water mixture until your slime is the texture that you want!

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