These days, caring for your mental health is more important than ever before, but some people may feel overwhelmed or even self-conscious when talking about their mental well-being. Don’t worry— we’re here to help with tools and resources to support you in these uncertain times.
- Are you feeling extra worried, irritated, sad, or hopeless?
- Have you noticed changes in how you are sleeping or eating?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, take a simple screening or talk to your doctor. Identifying your feelings is the first step to understanding what they mean.*
- Doing some research will help you see that you are not alone—1 in 5 adults in the U.S. have a mental illness.
- Recognize the common signs and symptoms that may affect you and learn more about services that can help you—New Yorkers can talk, text, or chat with mental healthcare professionals via NYC Well.
- Schedule an appointment with an ACPNY behavioral health specialist.
- Take small steps, like getting more sleep and working out, to add balance in your life.
- Act today! Start by setting goals and habits you can reach to live healthy and cope with life’s challenges.
- Find help and support in your community, there’s strength in numbers. Visit NAMI NYC Metro to find support in your community.
- Talk and be open with those closest to you.
- Prioritize yourself and make time to do the things you enjoy most. Find out more about how to take good care of yourself.
Help is Available
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, confidential help is available 24/7. Seeking help is a sign of strength and resilience. HIPAA laws ensure your services will never be a part of your employment record. Your privacy is completely protected.
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
- The Lifeline offers 24-hour support if you are in a crisis.
*Please note: Screening results do not mean you have a mental health condition. Please share your results with your doctor.
This article was first published on the Live Well blog by EmblemHealth.