Mental Health

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…….

Healthy Ways to Cope with Stress
  • Take care of your body.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with othersTalk 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


Stop Bullying in Greene Co

What can you do to help stop bullying in Greene Co resource guide.


Crisis Lifeline


Call or Text :988

Locust Street Resource Center

Main office: (217) 854-3166

After-hours Crisis: (217) 854-3435 ext. 1

Crisis Center Foundation

(217) 243-4357

Women’s Crisis Center

(217) 245-9421

Centerstone Counseling Center

(217) 462-2331

The Phoenix Center

(217) 528-5253


National Crisis Line


Crisis Text Line


Disaster Distress Hotline

Call or Text 800-985-5990

The Trevor Project’s TrevorLifeline

(866) 488-7386

Veteren’s Crisis Line


CARES Line (Children)

(800) 345-9049