Mental Health Initiative

Team 4541 is committed to all forms of safety and health, including mental health. Stress balls open up a conversation about mental health and its importance. They also provide a physical way to relieve stress at a time when it is at its peak. It is a method of raising awareness of mental health. We're all in this together and we should look out for each other. In order to support this initiative and raise awareness, we designed a stress ball which is also a link to important information about stress and time management.

What is Mental Health?

Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline


Hours: 24/7

MD Youth Crisis Hotline


Hours: 24/7

The 211 Helpline

Preparing for Competition Stress

Dial 211 in any state and they will access mental health support for you.

5 Things to Know About Stress
  1. Stress affects everyone​.

  2. Not all stress is bad​.

  3. Long-term stress can harm​.

  4. There are ways to manage stress.

  5. If you’re overwhelmed, ask for help from a professional.

4 Ways 4541 Manages Stress

- By taking a break from the stressful situation 

- Listening to some music

- Finding one of the event quiet rooms (especially if they have coloring pages)

- Talking to a friend who can make you forget about the stress

When you know a high-stress event is coming up, it’s natural to stress yourself out before it even happens. Here are some tips in order to prepare you for the stress of competition

- Eat something the day of and the day before

- Get an adequate amount of sleep to work at your best

- Plan and sort out your tasks and documenting your plan for the competition

- Decide which tasks need to be done first to prepare

- Get as many of your tasks done ahead of time as possible


Archbishop Spalding High School
8080 New Cut Road
Severn, Maryland 21144

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