9 Ways to Fight Mental Health Stigma

  Article from: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) By Laura Greenstein | Oct. 26, 2015 Stigma is one of the most challenging aspects of living with a mental health condition. It causes people to feel ashamed for something that is out of their control and prevents many from seeking the help they need and speaking […]

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April 29, 2017 is National Drug Take Back Day

The 13th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), is on April 29, 2017. This national event is an opportunity for community members to dispose of unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs at community events organized with local law enforcement. The organizations in our five county area listed below have […]

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Need Help? Who to Call?

Crisis Line or Warmline? When you really need someone to talk to about mental health issues, what should you do? Whom should you call? Emergency If you need immediate assistance with a life-threatening situation, go to the nearest hospital emergency room or call 911. Crisis East Central Crisis Services (ECCS) – 800 523-3333 If there is a sudden change […]

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Managing and Reducing Anxiety

How to Stop Feeling Anxious Right Now Article by Locke Hughes on WebMD While it’s normal to get nervous about an important event or life change, about 40 million Americans live with an anxiety disorder, which is more than the occasional worry or fear. Anxiety disorders can range from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is […]

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Helping someone with depression can be a challenge.

Please “Like” & “Share”. You, or someone you know, may be able to help a family member or friend struggling with depression get treatment and find resources. Click here to learn about Depression Learn what to say at Make it OK .org Depression: Supporting a family member or friend From the Mayo Clinic Staff www.MayoClinic.org Helping someone with […]

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TXT4Life Statewide Conference April 4 & 5

Ensuring Safety, Creating Hope: An Action Response for Suicide Prevention TXT4Life Statewide Conference topics will include best practices that address the connection of suicide to unhealed historical and current trauma; chemical health issues, including opioid addiction; and Native approaches to crisis services. Evidence-based suicide prevention training (QPR Training) will be available. Conference Schedule Tuesday, April […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

  Seasonal Affective Disorder Sufferers Have More Than Just Winter Blues.  During the darker days of winter, more people report feeling depressed and tired. For many, it’s a normal response to less sunlight, but for others, it can be a clinical form of depression called seasonal affective disorder.1 Most people experience SAD symptoms to a […]

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Stress, Depression and the Holidays

  Let’s face it. The holiday season is not always happy. For many of us there are family issues, money problems, too much to do…it can be stressful and depressing at times. Below are 10 tips from the Mayo Clinic to help us manage the holiday blues.  Tips to prevent holiday stress and depression  By […]

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Mental Health Care Gets A Boost From 21st Century Cures Act

NPR: December 7, 20165:08 PM ET LIZ SZABO FROM The 21st Century Cures Act that gained congressional approval on Wednesday has been championed as a way to speed up drug development, but it’s also the most significant piece of mental health legislation since the 2008 law requiring equal insurance coverage for mental and physical health. […]

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