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24/7 Crisis Hotline: 877.934.2131

IN AN EFFORT TO CONTROL THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS),

WE ARE NOT TAKING WALK-INS.

  • IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS: CALL 877-934-2131
  • TO BE ASSESSED FOR SERVICES AS A NEW PATIENT: CALL 903-535-7312
  • IF YOU HAVE A FEVER, COUGH OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH, PLEASE CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER OR 211 TO FIND AN AVAILABLE PROVIDER
  • IF YOU HAVE A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT, PROCEED TO WINDOW FOR BRIEF HEALTH SCREENING. ONLY PATIENT AND ONE GUEST ALLOWED. ALL MUST BE SCREENED.

Texas Health and Human Services COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

  • If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, help is available.
  • Speak with a mental health professional for help dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, grief or worry 24/7.
  • Call the toll-free COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line at 833-986-1919.


EN ORDEN PARA CONTROLAR LA EXPANSION DE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS),

NOSOTROS NO ESTAMOS ACEPTANDO A CLIENTES NUEVOS O CLIENTES SIN UNA CITA.

  • SI USTED ESTA EN UNA CRISIS PORFAVOR : LLAMA A 877-934-2131
  • PARA QUE SEA EVALUADO PARA SERVICIOS COMO UN NUEVO PACIENTE: LLAMA A 903-535-7312
  • SI USTED TIENE UNA FIEBRE, TOZ O PROBLEMAS DE RESPIRACION, PORFAVOR LLAME A SU DOCTOR O MARQUE 211 PARA ENCONTRAR UN DOCTOR DISPONIBLE.
  • SI USTED TIENE UNA CITA HOY, SIGA A LA VENTANA PARA UNA RAPIDA EVALUACION DE SALUD. SOLO EL PACIENTE Y UNA PERSONA MAS ESTAN PERMITIDOS. TODOS QUE ENTRAN TIENEN QUE PASAR POR EVALUACION.

Salud y Servicios Humanos de Texas Línea de apoyo a la salud mental por el COVID-19

  • Si usted o alguien que conoce se sienten abrumados por la pandemia del COVID-19, pueden recibir ayuda.
  • Comuníquese con un profesional de la salud mental para pedir ayuda con la ansiedad, la depresión, el estrés, la pena o la preocupación las 24 horas del día, los 7 días de la semana.
  • Llame gratis a la línea de apoyo a la salud mental por el COVID-19 al 833-986-1919.

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Mental Health First Aid:

What is Mental Health First Aid?

The Mental Health First Aid Training and Research Program was created in Australia in 2001 by Betty Kitchener and Anthony Jorm with the vision of creating an “empowered community providing support to one another in ties of mental health problems and mental crises.” Permission was granted to the National Council for Behavioral Health to reproduce and update the copyrighted material to utilize in the United States. After several years of published studies, evidence showed knowledge of mental illnesses and treatments was expanded, a reduction in mental health stigma and myths, an improvement in mental health for the individual receiving and giving care and increased action towards individuals with mental health problems and challenges. Mental Health First Aid USA.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8- hour course designed to teach laymen, parents, family members, professionals, educators, school personnel, faith-based communities, health and human service workers, healthcare providers, case managers, caregivers; primarily anyone who is interested in learning how to assist anyone who is experiencing a mental health crisis, developing a mental health or addiction problem and to increase their mental health literacy.

The program introduces a 5-Step action plan to help individuals who are experiencing mental health challenges, contemplating suicide, crisis or non-crisis situations, provide support and link to them to resources and professional care.


A GLIMPSE OF WHAT’S COVERED IN MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID….

  • What is Mental Health?
  • How Common are Mental Health Challenges and Mental Disorders?
  • What is Depression?
  • What is Anxiety?
  • Mental Health First Aid Action Plan/Suicidal Self-Injury
  • What are Eating Disorders?
  • What is Psychosis?
  • What is Substance Use and Abuse?
  • Mental Health First Aid Action Plan
  • First Aid for suicidal thoughts, behaviors, non-suicidal self -injury, panic attacks, aggressive behaviors, acute psychosis, acute effects of alcohol and drug abuse or misuse, traumatic events

BENEFITS OF BECOMING MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDER:

  • You become one of the growing numbers of Certified Mental Health First Aiders who are on the front-line in assisting individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis or non-crisis situation by providing support, link them to appropriate resources and other tools.
  • You can be Certified in Adult or Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • A certification lasts for 3 years.
  • Continuing Education Unit Hours (CEUs) are available for social workers, counselors and law enforcement.
  • Continuing Professional Education Hours (CPEs) are available for educators.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FACTS:

  • 1 in 5 teens and young adults lives with a mental health condition. - National Alliance for Mental Illness
  • 64.1% of outh with major depression do not receive any mental health treatment. - Mental Health America
  • In spring 2017, nearly 40% of college students said they had felt so depressed in the prior year that it was difficult for them to function. - Time via American College Health Association
  • About 15% of adults aged 60 and over have a mental disorder. - World Health Organization
  • 1.2 Million individuals living with mental illness are in jail and prison each year. - Mental Health America
  • Nearly 1 in 4 active duty members showed signs of a mental health condition, according to a 2014 study. - National Alliance on Mental Illness via JAMA Psychiatry
  • 20 Veterans die by suicide each day - US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Almost 10% of police calls involved someone with a mental illness in 2014 - National Public Radio
  • A survey of 7,000 North American firefighters revealed 27% have struggled with substance use issues. - NBC Washington

To learn more about becoming a Mental Health First Aider, contact:

903.360.0519

903.360.0519

Teral Knighton
Mental Health First Aid Outreach Coordinator
Andrews Center
P.O. Box 4730
Tyler, Texas, 75712


TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID VISIT:

http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

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