Free Mental Health Online Screening – results, strategies, and services:
Mental Health America www.mentalhealthamerica.net
Mental Health America of Illinois www.mhai.org
National Alliance of the Mentally Ill - 12-week family to family
Mental Health education course www.nami.org
National Council for Mental Wellbeing www.TheNationalCouncil.org
National Institute of Mental Health www.nimh.nih.gov
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admin. www.samhsa.gov
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention www.afsp.org
Focus Adolescent Services (includes self injury info) www.focasas.com
Suicide Prevention Hotline
988 - English
(888) 628-9454 - Spanish Speaking
The Warm Line: Peer and Family MH Support (888) 359-7953 8am-5pm M-F
When you need someone to talk to… Available 24/7 Anonymous & confidential
Samaritans Hotline: (212) 673-3000
NAMI Helpline (800) 950-6264 8am- 6pm M-F
The Trevor Project (Suicide prevention- talk line for gay or questioning teens
The United Way Resource Line - -Dial 211
Institute on Aging Friendship Line (800) 971-0016
Strategies for Coping
The Coping Cafe
Mental Health Care needs to treated like Physical Health Care
We must feel comfortable telling family and friends about our symptoms, challenges and illness instead of feeling shame, isolating and telling no one
We must create understanding, concern and compassion for mental health conditions rather than confusion and fear
We must reach out and express hope for recovery, helping to decrease the isolation, desperation, and hopeless associated with intense conditions
Choose to end the countless tragedies caused by a lack of Mental health education and the inability for people to feel safe in asking for help
Our Life’s Journey is unique to each of us. We can choose our path, but what happens to us or around us, is often not in our control. Finding balance for mental wellness is key. The way we respond to trauma, the way we care for ourselves and the way we act in our world is a choice
As an employer or a person in a leadership role, do you take the steps necessary to equip your employees, clients or patrons with mental health first aid skills, teamwork strategies or empowerment activities?
Do you choose to learn about ways to care for your mental health?
Do you ask for help when you need it?
Do you live an Attitude of Gratitude?
How often do you challenge your physical and mental health in adventure?
Being Equipped for Life's Journey means choosing to load your backpack or toolkit with the skills needed to care for your mental health, recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness and create activities for mental wellness
Like you know how to care for a cold, do you know how to care for symptoms of Anxiety and Depression?
Can you recognize a panic attack and help someone who is experiencing one?
Do you know how to engage in self-care to promote mental wellness?
Are you skilled in asking someone about their statement regarding suicidal thoughts or self-harming behavior?
Can you identify behavior associated with psychosis?
Do you know how to connect yourself or someone to help?