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    MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
     
     
    Please visit our community events page for support groups relating to mental health issues. 
     
     
     
     
     
    Here are some tips for coping with stress from Active Minds:

    • Exercise. Physical activity help stressed_02your body and mind. Go to the gym. Take a jog. Go for a walk. Do yoga. Play Frisbee. Just get moving!

    • Eat a balanced diet. Don't skip meals. Try to eat from all of the food groups and try to stay away from caffeine (minimize soda or coffee). Caffeine can trigger anxiety and panic attacks.

    • Limit alcohol and stay away from illegal drugs. Alcohol and drugs aggravate anxiety and can also cause panic attacks.

    • Get involved. Being active in the community creates a support network and gives you a break from your everyday stress.

    • Do your BEST instead of trying to be PERFECT. We all know perfection isn't possible, so be proud of however close you get.

    • Take a time out. Take a deep breath and count to 10. Stepping back from the problem lets you clear your head. Do yoga. Meditate. Get a massage. Learn relaxation techniques. Listen to music.

    • Put things in perspective. Think about your situation. Ask yourself whether it's really as bad as you think it is or if you could be blowing it out of proportion.

    • Talk to someone. Don't let things bottle up to the verge of explosion. Reach out to your roommate, boyfriend, girlfriend or counselor of you're feeling low.

    • Find out what triggers your anxiety. Take notes or write in a journal when you're feeling anxious or stressed, an then look for patterns.

     
     
    Support services available through The Center for Loss and Bereavement located in Skippack, Pa. 
     
    Montgomery County Children's Crisis Support (available 24/7) helps children and families manage crisis successfully through individualized crisis response and planning: 1-888-HELP-414 (1-888-435-7414)
     
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 1-888-273-TALK (1-888-273-8255)
    open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,
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    a haven of support and safety for at-risk children and their families - See more at: http://www.boystown.org/who-we-help#sthash.WTf1E1z7.dpuf
     
    SAMHSA's National Helpline (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations: Call 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
     
    Montgomery County Teen Talk Line connects you with a fellow teen to discuss whatever’s on your mind with absolutely no judgments.
    Call 866.825.5856, or Text 215.703.8411
     
    121 Help Me > 24/7 youth helpline or call 1-855-201-2121 
     
     The Trevor Project - Provide crisis and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth.  1-866-488-7386
     
    Boys Town National Hotline > (available 24/7) Offers support and safety for at-risk children and their families.  1-800-448-3000
    open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,
     
     

    Facebook provides first-of-a-kind service to help prevent suicides

     

    The Campaign to Change Direction > a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to create a new story in America about mental health, mental illness, and wellness.
     
    Half of Us > aims to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help
     
    Reach Out > an information and support service using evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues. All content is written by teens and young adults, for teens and young adults, to meet them where they are, and help them recognize their own strengths and use those strengths to overcome their difficulties and/or seek help if necessary.
     
    OK2TALK > A community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.
     
    CHADS coalition > Resources to educate, guide and support young people and their families concerning mental illness
     
     To Write Love on Her Arms > a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. 
     
    Cerebral Palsy and Special Education - Cerebral Palsy is a name given to a set of nerve disorders which affect muscle coordination and body movement. Each year roughly 10,000 babies are born with cerebral palsy.
    We are an online resource for anyone who has been affected by cerebral palsy, brain injuries, or birth injuries.
     
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