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October Health Corner Newsletter 2022

Health Corner – Mental Health

As the seasons change, so can our thoughts change about how we manage daily stressors. As the holiday season quickly approaches, it is imperative that we monitor and acknowledge how we feel about certain issues. This is the time of year that we should be happy to some get a little relief from the hot summer days and nights, focus on what the holidays really mean to us, and develop strategies for an ever-changing society.   

As we all know, Mental Health issues seem to exacerbate during stressful times in our lives. Mental Health does not have to be noticed during the holidays, although some people have noticed that the holidays cause certain anxieties and other health related issues. Honestly speaking, we have heard that the holidays can bring out the best and worst in many people.

Many organizations are available to help us stay focused and assist in reducing the anxiety of the holidays. The ability to talk to a health care professional regarding our Mental Health crisis is a key element in dealing with out mental issues. Our mental health should be our main priority as we handle our day-to-day lives.

As, many of you are aware, there has been a big push for people to combat the negative sigma associated with mental illness.  We must get help for ourselves and others that are dealing with mental health illness and for those in a mental health crisis.  If you are someone you know is dealing with a mental health problem or crisis, get help as soon as possible. The new mental health number is 988, but if you dial 911, you will still be able to  ask for help.

Let’s work together to be our brother’s keeper during stressful times. If we learn to talk about it (Mental Illness), we can spread the word. If we spread the word, we will silence the stigma associated with the disease.

 

Helpful resources related to Mental Health Illness are:

Stampoutsigma.com

Your Mental Health Matters - Call Or Text 988 24/7

It's Ok to Not Be Ok, Call or Text 988 To Reach Trained Counselors & Crisis Professionals. 988 Cares, 988 Listens, 988 Doesn't Judge, 988 Understands. Call Or Text 24/7

 

Helplines

If you are in crisis, get immediate help:

  • Call 911

  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline): 988 for English or Spanish, or Lifeline Chat. TTY users can use their preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.

  • Crisis Text Line: Text SIGNS to 741741 for 24/7, anonymous, free crisis counseling

  • Disaster Distress Helpline: CALL or TEXT 1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish)

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