Let’s celebrate because Mental Health is finally being recognized as an important piece of our overall well-being and healthcare. Everyone has mental health, just like everyone has physical health; and as a result, there are times when we need to focus on taking better care of our mental health.
Life ‘stuff’ can wear on our emotional strength and can then cause us to experience feelings and symptoms of stress, sadness, loneliness, even hopelessness, and worthlessness.
The world we live in today is a fast, chaotic, and tiring place, which demands the utmost performance in our social interactions and our emotional regulation. These ongoing daily interactions and demands through work, family, friends, and other groups can cause us to feel overwhelmed, rejected, lost, or even outcast. These feelings can grow into deeper mental health issues if they are not recognized and dealt with through the proper care.
There are many types of healthcare workers out there to help you with this process.
Below, you will find links to services in Mental Health offered through Mental Health America, (MHA), (2022). This website can also link you to more locally available options in your area.
- The National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1.800.273. TALK … (1.800.273.8255).
- The Child-Help USA line for both child and adult survivors of abuse: 1.800.4.A. CHILD… (1.800.422.4453).
- If supported in your area, dial 211 to be connected to mental health crisis services to help you find support and immediate help. (MHA, 2022)
- Hocking College offers an Associate of Social Work degree which guarantees 2 years of your bachelor’s in Social Work at a state-funded school of your choice. If you are interested, feel free to reach out to Lori Baker, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.