Mind Over Matters

Mind Over Matters Campaign


Mind Over Matters 2021-2022 Campaign


The Mind Over Matters Campaign, is an on-going movement to raise awareness about mental health and promote wellness for the Baltimore County Public Schools students and staff. This is the third year of this campaign. The campaign has been updated to include a variety of activities to support activities for students and staff. The activities in the campaign coincide with the various themes and are broken down by months/quarters. While the themes are broken down by month/theme, feel free to use the activities when appropriate for your students/staff. See the table below:


Months and Themes


September – November

"Kindness Matters"

Goal: To engage students and staff by exploring the importance of being kind to themselves and others. Activities provided around:
  • Suicide Prevention – including World Suicide Prevention Day (9/10/21)
  • Bullying Awareness
  • Cyberbullying Prevention 

December – February

"You Matter"

Goal: Students and staff will enhance their abilities to cope by identifying their coping skills, exploring their healthy habits, and examining the quality of their relationships. Activities involve:

  • Coping Skills
  • Healthy Lifestyle and Habits
  • Healthy Relationships

March – May

"Mental Health Matters"

Goal: Mental health impacts how we think, feel, and act. It also impacts the decisions students and staff make, how we relate to others, and how we handle stress. In these activities we will enhance our tools for social, emotional learning, grief, promote mental wellness, and healthy ways to cope with uncomfortable and unsettling feelings or events. Activities involve:

  • Tools for SEL
  • Grief
  • Healthy Coping Skills


"Pride Matters"

Goal: For students and staff to recognize the importance of having pride in who they are, appreciating their strengths, and the strengths in others. Activities involve:

  • Self-Esteem
  • Appreciating Others
  • LGBTQ+

We encourage staff and students to post pictures of themselves
engaging in the activities using #BCPSCares on social media.

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