What is Mental Health?

Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

 

A collection of free resources to help you and your loved ones manage big feelings during these intense times. Managing our emotions allows us to strengthen the bonds of connection within and between families. These bonds buffer us from stress, upset and conflict so a felt sense of safety can remain as a consistent thread of hope.
7 FREE Mental Health Apps to Help You During this Time
Many popular mental health apps have created content specifically for Coronavirus related stress- and they are Free!
There are a lot of unknowns in the world right now. But one thing is certain — Headspace is here for you. To help support you through this time of crisis, we’re offering some meditations you can listen to anytime.
Managing Stress with Mindful Moments
Stress: The Basics
Thoughts Impact Behavior
Talk Back to Unhelpful Thoughts
Take A Breath
Are You Really Listening
Stress: From Head to Toe
The Ball is in Your Court
A Strategy A Day
Stress: Effective Communication Strategies
Imagine

SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.

Crisis Text Hotline-Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in any crisis or need to talk. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.

24/7 Support Line Victims of Domestic Violence.  To access any of our services, please call our 24/7 Support Line at 843-524-2256 or 800-868-2632.  Hopeful Horizons’ 24/7 Support Line is staffed by well trained staff and volunteers who are available around the clock to provide crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence. Having someone available around the clock to provide assistance, emotional support or to simply lend a listening ear can go a long way to paving the path towards healing.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of 161 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. After dialling 1-800-273-TALK, the caller is routed to their nearest crisis center to receive immediate counseling and local mental health referrals. The Lifeline supports people who call for themselves or someone they care about.
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.