Mental Health Resources
Self-care is taking steps to tend to your physical and emotional health needs to the best of your ability. Practice these as often as possible.
If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988Lifeline.org. 988 connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help.
Do you Know the Five Signs?
If you or someone you love is going through a mental health or substance use crisis, there is information, there is compassion. There is help. Call 401-414-LINK (5465)
Local Support Services for Mental Health Services, Suicide Prevention, Substance Use Disorders & Social Supports
Mental Health Coping Cards
This set of nine cards offer helpful coping techniques to help with a variety of conditions such as Anxiety, Fear, Phobias, Feelings of Being Overwhelmed, Anger Management and more.
Click HERE to view cards
5-4-3-2-1 - Reduce Anxiety for Adults and Young Adults
When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment. But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the potential to pull our brains free from the anxiety by grounding us in the present.
Parents, Raising Teens Can Be Tough. Communication is the Key.
Watch this short video on how you can recognize when your child may be struggling and start a conversation that may help.
Since 2018 the SPC Regional Prevention Coalition has provided training for over 170 Southern Providence community members.
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Our coalition is coming together to change the culture about mental health, mental illness, and wellness.
We have taken the pledge to Change Direction. This initiative was inspired by the discussion at the White House National Conference on Mental Health in 2013, which came on the heels of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy.
Take a look at this video with more information!
The coalition hopes to encourage and empower community members to:
- See mental health as having equal value to physical health
- Create a common language that allows the ability to recognize the signs of emotional suffering in themselves and others
- Care for their mental well-being and the mental well-being of others
Words Matter - Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction
This web page offers background information and tips for providers to keep in mind while using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction. Although some language that may be considered stigmatizing is commonly used within social communities of people who struggle with substance use disorders (SUDs), clinicians can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction.