United we Change the Conversation about Mental Health

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mental healthYou can help United Way of Lake County change the conversation around mental health in our community.

In times of crisis, it’s especially important to support mental health. Studies show that one in five adults experience mental illness, yet less than half receive the support they need.

Many individuals do not seek mental health treatment because of a lack of resources or the feared stigma attached to mental illness.

What You Can Do to Change the Conversation

The social distancing our community is currently practicing due to the pandemic can lead to increased feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, boredom, anger, frustration, irritability and even stigmitization. Learn to recognize these feelings and reach out to family, friends or other people in your support network or a trained professional to talk about your mental health.

FREE Confidential Lake County Mental Health Resources

With localized partnerships, United Way of Lake County aims to change the conversation about mental health. By providing access to quality, affordable health care, our agency partners and other health and human service agencies in Lake County are here to ensure our residents have access to any mental health resources they may need. If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, suicidal or dealing with other mental health challenges, one of these programs could help.

Crossroads Health:

Crossroads Health Coronavirus Warmline: 440-754-3340
Warmline Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm
Call the above number for help with COVID-related stress, anxiety or uncertainty

Virtual Support Groups (VSG):
Virtual group meetings last approximately one hour and are held on Tuesdays at 12 pm and on Thursdays at 6 pm
To access online log onto https://crossroadshealth.zoom.us/j/6044743547
You can also elect to participate by phone at 888-788-0098, Meeting I.D. 604-474-3547

Click here for more information about Crossroads Health.

Lake County ADAMS Board (Lake County Alchohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Service):

Lake County Crisis Hotline: 440-953-8255
Free help is available 24/7 at the abovre number for when you or a family member is experiencing overwhelming stress that impacts your ability to function normally.

Lake County ADAMS Board Compass Line:  440-350-2000 or 440-918-2000
Call the Compass Line for information about all behavioral health services, including those relative to COVID-related stress or anxiety, and/or to explore tele-health options.

To visit Lake County ADAMHS online, click here.

NAMI Lake County (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NAMI Lake County offers a place for ANYONE to come together virtually to share how they are handling their wellness during social distancing. The NAMI Lake County Wellness Chats are being held every day at 3:30 pm through Zoom or a phone call.

Join at https://zoom.us/j/222499295 or call in to(929)205-6099, Meeting ID 222499295

For more information on NAMI, click here now.

United we can change the conversation about mental health.