Mental Health First Aid while Social Distancing

If you’re feeling stressed or nervous during these days of COVID-19, you’re not alone. Uncertainty and the sense of not being safe — not to mention physical distancing, round-the-clock news and empty grocery shelves — are stressful. What you’re feeling is common around the world. We know you’re looking for ways to take care of […]

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Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. The emotional impact of an emergency on a person can depend on the person’s characteristics and experiences, the […]

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POSTPONED: Creating a Caring Community: Helping the Hurting

Sanford, along with our planning partners, have been carefully monitoring the rapidly changing situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Because this is now considered a major health threat, a decision has been made to postpone this event. An alternative date has not been set at this time, but we will communicate one as soon as […]

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Creating a Caring Community: Helping the Hurting

Join us…. For a community discussion for parents, grandparents, family and friends who want to increase awareness for those they are accompanying through life’s challenges. The goal is to increase knowledge of risks, warning signs and resources for suicide awareness and other mental health issues. Presenter: Tim Denney, NW Regional Coordinator, Crisis Text Line Panel […]

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You are not alone. Help is available.

Suicidal thoughts or actions are a sign of extreme distress, not a harmless bid for attention, and should not be ignored. Get help as soon as possible. Talk to your doctor. You can also learn more by visiting www.nimh.nih.gov/suicideprevention You’re not alone. Confidential help is available for free. For Crisis Help call 800.282.5005 or Text: […]

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KINDNESS FOR SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE

December 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | By KIM ANDERSON Special to The Press North Idaho has a higher-than-average incidence of suicide. There is another obvious but perhaps less talked-about statistic that goes along with our high suicide rates. It is the fact that we also have a higher-than-average incidence of suicide survivors; the families, […]

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Stop negative self-talk to reduce stress

This year, harness the power of optimism to manage stress. Discover possible health benefits, how to identify defeatist thinking and more. Positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. Practice overcoming negative self-talk with examples provided. By Mayo Clinic Staff Is your glass half-empty or half-full? How you answer this age-old […]

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Relaxation techniques for stress

Chronic stress can be bad for your body and mind. It can put you at risk for health problems such as high blood pressure, stomachaches, headaches, anxiety, and depression. Using relaxation techniques can help you feel calm. These exercises can also help you manage stress and ease the effects of stress on your body. How […]

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FCC Approves Plan For 3-Digit Suicide Prevention Number Similar To 911

The Federal Communications Commission announced December 13, 2019 that it was putting forward a proposal to designate 988 as a "suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline." It’s a lesson you learn as early as grade school: If you find yourself injured, threatened or otherwise in harm’s way, just break out your phone and dial […]

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