Mental health not only affects a person’s ability to live their lives and carry on with life’s responsibilities; it can also lead to serious impacts on our social and physical health. Yet, no one talks about it. We think it’s time to change that!
In 2021, we held community focus group sessions to listen to the community directly on the top health issues impacting Greene County. This community identified mental health as a significant impact on our health in our area.
As a part of our work, our team is working to create stronger messaging to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. As we work to create that messaging, we are looking for those that would be willing to share their store. If you are interested in sharing your story or anonymously sharing your story, please complete this form.
You can learn more about reducing the stigma around mental health here.
You are not alone!
A message from our community…….
- Take care of your body.
- Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate
- Eat healthy, well-balanced meals
- Be physically active
- Get plenty of sleep
- Choose not to drink alcohol, or drink in moderation (2 drinks or less in a day for men; 1 drink or less in a day for women)
- Avoid misusing prescription opioids and avoid using illicit opioids. Also avoid mixing these with one another, or with any other drugs.
- Avoid smoking and the use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. People can and do quit smoking for good.
- Continue with routine preventive measures including vaccinations, cancer screenings, and other tests recommended by a healthcare provider.
- Make time to unwind. Try to do activities you enjoy.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
- Connect with your community- or faith-based organizations.
- Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including those on social media. It’s good to be informed but hearing about adverse events constantly can be upsetting. Consider limiting news to just a couple times a day and disconnecting from phone, tv, and computer screens for a while. – Source CDC.gov
Stop Bullying in Greene Co
What can you do to help stop bullying in Greene Co resource guide.
Call or Text :988
Locust Street Resource Center
Main office: (217) 854-3166
After-hours Crisis: (217) 854-3435 ext. 1
Crisis Center Foundation
Women’s Crisis Center
Centerstone Counseling Center
The Phoenix Center
National Crisis Line
Crisis Text Line
Disaster Distress Hotline
Call or Text 800-985-5990
The Trevor Project’s TrevorLifeline
Veteren’s Crisis Line
CARES Line (Children)