It’s no secret that this past year has been a difficult one, especially for those who struggle with mental illness. It’s likely that the Covid-19 pandemic has put a strain on your mental health, making you feel stressed, depressed, or even hopeless.
Mental health is difficult to talk about. But, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t! Destigmatizing mental illness and being open about our struggles can connect us in ways we never thought possible.
Feeling Overwhelmed and in Need of Help?
You are not alone.
- If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or ideations, call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
- If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call Guild’s Maureen’s House at (612) 267-5242 or Guild Crisis and Recovery Center, Scott County at (952) 955-9977 to be screened for residential crisis services.
- Read the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s Guide for tips on Navigating a Mental Health Crisis.
- Reach out to your doctor, mental health care provider, or family for help.
Know Someone Else in Need of Help?
If you are concerned a friend or loved one may be thinking about suicide, asking them about it will not put them in more danger. Studies show that talking and listening can help the person reduce suicidal ideation. You can also help them by researching and offering them mental health resources. If they aren’t ready to seek help, make sure you check in with them and keep the conversation going.
For someone who already has a mental health provider or team, a great thing you can do is encourage them to reach out to them. If you’re not sure where to turn, call Guild’s Community Access team: (651) 925-8490. We can help.
Additional tips for how to help someone struggling:
Help Someone Else, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
What to do When Someone is Suicidal, Mayo Clinic.
How and Why the 5 Steps Can Help, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Risk of Suicide, National Alliance of Mental Illness.
Guild is Here
At Guild, we are here for clients at every step of their mental illness recovery. We offer many different services, like Behavioral Health Home services to help individuals with a mental illness stick to their goal and residential treatment services for individuals in a mental health crisis. Call us at 651-291-0067 to get help today. Or, check out our mental health services.
Promote National Suicide Prevention Month, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Mental Health by the Numbers, National Alliance on Mental Illness.