<p>Most people face challenges in life which can impact their mental health. There are many ways we can be supportive of each other - friends, family, classmates, and co-workers - who are struggling with these life challenges. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five U.S. adults are living with a mental illness, yet estimates suggest that only half of individuals receive treatment. The staff at the Counseling Center and Disability Services office would like to extend a beacon of hope this month, by sharing about available community resources, as well as, topics which can boost overall, general wellness. The staff would also like to help highlight educational information to encourage the use of practical tools and coping strategies to promote positive mental health and to increase resiliency.</p>
<p>The Counseling Center and Disability Services will expand on these topics each day during the first two weeks of Mental Health Month:</p>
<p>Monday, May 4, 2020: <strong>Recognizing and Validating Your Feelings</strong></p>
<p>Tuesday, May 5, 2020: <strong>Connecting with Others</strong></p>
<p>Wednesday, May 6, 2020: <strong>Creating a Healthy Routine</strong></p>
<p>Thursday, May 7, 2020: <strong>Supporting Others </strong></p>
<p>Friday, May 8, 2020: <strong>Parenting During COVID-19 </strong></p>
<p>Monday, May 11, 2020: <strong>Supporting Veteran Students</strong></p>
<p>Tuesday, May 12, 2020: <strong>Supporting Communities of Color</strong></p>
<p>Wednesday, May 13, 2020: <strong>Supporting Student Athletes</strong></p>
<p>Thursday, May 14, 2020: <strong>Mental Health Fact Sheet</strong></p>
<p>Friday, May 15, 2020: <strong>Community Resources</strong></p>
<p>Finding what works is not always the easiest task. However, by making small, gradual changes and building on those successes, improved mental health and wellness is possible.</p>
<p><strong>Phone</strong> mental health resources:</p>
<ul>
<li>Emergency/Mental Health Crisis - If you or someone you know is at risk of harm, call 911 immediately or call MCC Public Safety dispatch at (585) 292-2911 for assistance.</li>
<li>For mental health counseling, call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314.</li>
<li>For victims of domestic violence or anyone in a dangerous domestic situation, NYS will help you find safe shelter, call 1-800-942-6906.</li>
<li>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746.</li>
<li>Veterans Crisis Line, call 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) or visit the <a href="https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/">website.</a></li>
<li>National Text line for Students of Color, Text STEVE to 741741.</li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Online</strong> mental health resources:</p>
<ul>
<li><a href="https://www.virusanxiety.com/?fbclid=IwAR1esc3AqSSgYmV-wP14PZhPIqu9t9uu89UrMHeVvGh-3kn5mR9B3RxuM2w">Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety Toolkit</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/meditation-in-depth">What Is Meditation</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html">CDC on Stress and Coping during COVID:</a></li>
<li><a href="https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/">Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty</a></li>
<li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5V3fvg-bF4">Doctors share Mental Health Tips for Handling Anxiety </a></li>
</ul>
<p>Find more information and resources about COVID-19 and mental health at mhanational.org/covid19.</p>
<p>Be well, stay safe, and please reach out to us if you are in need of additional support.</p>
<p>With warm regards,</p>
<p>Counseling Center &amp; Disability Services Team</p>
<p>Phone: (585) 292-2140 *Press 1 for Disability &amp; 2 for Counseling</p>
<p>Email: <a href="mailto:counselingservices@monroecc.edu">counselingservices@monroecc.edu</a> &amp; <a href="mailto:disabilityservices@monroecc.edu">disabilityservices@monroecc.edu</a></p>

MCC Daily Tribune

Tune in to Learn About Various Topics Pertaining to Mental Health During May Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, and there has never been a more important time to come together socially and compassionately (while physically distant) to raise awareness and fight stigma surrounding mental health.

Most people face challenges in life which can impact their mental health. There are many ways we can be supportive of each other - friends, family, classmates, and co-workers - who are struggling with these life challenges. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five U.S. adults are living with a mental illness, yet estimates suggest that only half of individuals receive treatment. The staff at the Counseling Center and Disability Services office would like to extend a beacon of hope this month, by sharing about available community resources, as well as, topics which can boost overall, general wellness. The staff would also like to help highlight educational information to encourage the use of practical tools and coping strategies to promote positive mental health and to increase resiliency.

The Counseling Center and Disability Services will expand on these topics each day during the first two weeks of Mental Health Month:

Monday, May 4, 2020: Recognizing and Validating Your Feelings

Tuesday, May 5, 2020: Connecting with Others

Wednesday, May 6, 2020: Creating a Healthy Routine

Thursday, May 7, 2020: Supporting Others

Friday, May 8, 2020: Parenting During COVID-19

Monday, May 11, 2020: Supporting Veteran Students

Tuesday, May 12, 2020: Supporting Communities of Color

Wednesday, May 13, 2020: Supporting Student Athletes

Thursday, May 14, 2020: Mental Health Fact Sheet

Friday, May 15, 2020: Community Resources

Finding what works is not always the easiest task. However, by making small, gradual changes and building on those successes, improved mental health and wellness is possible.

Phone mental health resources:

  • Emergency/Mental Health Crisis - If you or someone you know is at risk of harm, call 911 immediately or call MCC Public Safety dispatch at (585) 292-2911 for assistance.
  • For mental health counseling, call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314.
  • For victims of domestic violence or anyone in a dangerous domestic situation, NYS will help you find safe shelter, call 1-800-942-6906.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746.
  • Veterans Crisis Line, call 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) or visit the website.
  • National Text line for Students of Color, Text STEVE to 741741.

Online mental health resources:

Find more information and resources about COVID-19 and mental health at mhanational.org/covid19.

Be well, stay safe, and please reach out to us if you are in need of additional support.

With warm regards,

Counseling Center & Disability Services Team

Phone: (585) 292-2140 *Press 1 for Disability & 2 for Counseling

Email: counselingservices@monroecc.edu & disabilityservices@monroecc.edu

Kennell, Morgan
Counseling Center & Disability Services
05/01/2020