Mental Health Tips & Resources

Are You "Fine"?

When someone asks how you are, do you answer “fine” knowing there’s more going on beneath the surface? Maybe you’re feeling stress, grief, loneliness, loss or just feeling like you’re in a rut. Maybe you feel depressed or anxious.

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Mental Health Is Health

Sometimes it can get to be too much—especially if we don’t know how to work through what we’re feeling—and it may start to interfere with work, friends or family, or impact our physical health. Because mental health IS health, and we need to treat it that way.

Get Beyond Fine and Take the First Step Today

Just as everyone’s reactions to depression and anxiety will feel different, feeling “good” is also different for everyone. It’s about building habits that add up over time. Some days will be better than others. You’ll find that what’s good for your physical health is also good for your mental health (and vice versa).

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Every little bit may lead to finding joy, feeling a sense of progress and finding purpose and personal fulfillment. It’s important not to compare yourself to others. You’ll know (and feel) when you’re making progress. There’s an abundance of tips and resources to help you take the next best step for you.


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Wellness & Mindset

When times are tough, how we cope and bounce back is how we grow and thrive. It’s called resilience, and it’s something that we can learn and develop. There are lots of ways to build resilience by working on our mindset, helping others, practicing mindfulness, finding purpose, having goals, and even through play and having fun. You can’t always control what happens to you but you can control how you react.

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Youth & Teen

School. Friends. Relationships. Growing up. When you’re making sense of the world, it can be hard to know what is (and isn’t) normal. And, it’s ok to not feel ok. When times feel tough, reaching out for help isn’t weird — it’s a sign of strength. Building strong, healthy habits can help now (and in the long run) and can give you something you can control when things are changing all the time.
 
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Community Resources for Urgent Care

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ youth and adults are at greater risk for depression, stress and anxiety due to stigma, discrimination and barriers to physical and mental health care. It’s important to seek out safe environments that are mentally, physically and socially supportive.
 
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Support Lines
  • LGBT National Help Center: Hotlines for adults 888.843.4564 and seniors (50+) 888.234.7243
  • Trans Lifeline: Trans Peer Support (run for and by trans people) 877.565.8860
  • Thrive Lifeline: 24/7 text messaging for LGBTQIA+. Text THRIVE to 1.313.662.8209
 
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Depression & Anxiety

Depression, stress and anxiety are normal and necessary responses when faced with uncertainty or challenges. One of the best ways to manage anxiety and stress during times of uncertainty is to focus on what’s within your control. You are not alone. And understanding how and why you feel can lead to feeling better.
 
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Support Organizations
  • Now Matters Now: For crisis situations, including strategies to safely cope with suicidal thoughts
  • Turn2Me: Free support groups led by a mental health professional on anxiety, stress management, depression and people experiencing suicidal thoughts
 
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Talk to your doctor or seek immediate help if you begin to:

  • Withdraw from others
  • Have feelings of hopelessness that won’t go away
  • Feel you would be better off dead or ending your life
  • Use drinking/drugs to cope with emotions
  • Have anxiety that makes functioning difficult

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