By Hannah Green, Crisis Intervention Operations Coordinator May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a multi-part blog series about taking care of your mental health. Everyone is adjusting to a new normal. Whether it is venturing out to shop for groceries in person or not wearing a mask while outside with other vaccinated people, […]
What is a mental illness? Mental illnesses are treatable health conditions that can disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is part one in a multi-part blog series about taking care of your mental health.
We rely on online connectivity to reach the people who need it most—from teenagers self-harming in high school bathrooms to rural Iowans struggling to cope as their farms suffer. Soon, bigger, more powerful sites will be able to fast track their users while ours will be undercut and immobilized.
I’ve joked to my family a couple of times that the training is, in part, training in leveling up as a human. I don’t always live up to that training, but being a volunteer has taught me a lot about how any of us could face a crisis, and that it’s okay—and sometimes essential—to reach out when times are hard. It’s taught me that there’s a lot more bravery and strength in our community than I ever knew.
Imagine knowing that there’s a place you can go no matter what’s going on, a voice you can reach who won’t judge, won’t discredit, won’t skip past your pain to tell you what to do. Would you—will you—consider being a part of something like that?