Mental health is comprised of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It has affects on how we think, how we feel, and even the way we act. Our mental health can also help determine the way we handle stress, the way we relate to others, and how we make choices. No matter what stage of life you are in, mental health is important at every stage, and is something that we should all seek to continually improve.
Here are 6 resources anyone can use to improve their mental health.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. 1-800-662-HELP
Therapy for black girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Through this platform you can find a therapist, but listen to the podcast, read blogs and become part of a larger community for black women as it pertains to our mental health.
With COVID running rampant in these streets options like Talkspace.com are CLUTCH! You can connect with therapists virtually whether it be for individual needs, couples therapy, psychiatry, or even therapy for your teens. AND they accept most major insurance carriers. Sometimes you just need someone to talk to in the moment, and unlike traditional therapists, Talkspace is available 24/7.
Use this site to get connected to agencies in your local community.
If you or someone you know has ever had thoughts of suicide, you are not alone! The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-275-8255
6) Google search
When all else fails, there's good old Google! We all know that Google is the GOAT for obtaining information at lightning speed. If you're in need of someone to talk to or you need resources to help you deal with life, the answers you need are just one Google search away!