3 Ways We Can Respond to Someone Who is Struggling

3 Ways We Can Respond to Someone Who is Struggling

In the last two months I have been asked to speak at several events on various mental health topics. From identifying the presence of a disorder to supporting the supporter. I realized that whether we were the ones struggling or if we were faced with someone who was in fact struggling, the forums always ended with this one question: “what do we say to someone who is struggling with their mental health?” While there are many things already written out there, I thought I would share with you my 3 very simple go-to statements and why these can be helpful.

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National Center for Mental Health Launches Hotline for Mental Health

This is a win for Mental Health in the country as we celebrate the launch of the National Center for Mental Health’s hotline.

The hotline can be reached through the following numbers:

0917-899-USAP (8727) 
0917-989-8727

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4 Signs That Tell You It's Time to See a Mental Health Professional

4 Signs That Tell You It's Time to See a Mental Health Professional

Thinking of seeing a professional, but can't seem to decide if what you're going through is worth the trip? Perhaps you may feel that despite the gravity of your situation, you still manage to get by. It's always good to know that somehow we're still chugging along, right? So how do we know when it's gotten pretty bad and it's time to see a mental health professional? Here are four signs to look out for:

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How Are We Addressing Anxiety?

How Are We Addressing Anxiety?

With the rise of anxiety, depression, and worse, suicide, in our country today, it is apparent that the work of psychiatry and psychology are even more important in the health care setting.  How can we better train our practitioners to look for the signs and symptoms that will help individuals take concrete steps to protecting their mental health? Instead of cancelling out their experience or downplaying it? 

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