Mental health resources
We have compiled some resources to help you manage your mental health
Get immediate help
If you or someone you know need emergency assistance, please call 911 or go immediately to the nearest Emergency Room.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255); En Español 1-888-628-9454
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, confidential crisis hotline that is available to everyone 24/ 7. They connect callers to a crisis center nearest them. They provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889.
Crisis Text Line
Text “HOME” to 741741
The Crisis Text hotline is available everywhere in the United States 24/ 7. They serve anyone, in any type of crisis, connecting them to crisis counselors who can provide information and support.
Veteran’s Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 or text to 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that connects veterans 24 hours a day, seven days a week with a trained responder. The service is available to all veterans, even if they are not registered with the VA or enrolled in VA healthcare. People who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have hearing loss can call 1-800-799-4889.
Find a healthcare provider
Treatment for mental health can vary. It’s difficult to know where to begin. Below are a few options. If you are unsure where to start, and you are not in immediate crisis, please contact a primary care doctor.
Primary care doctor
A local primary care doctor can either provide treatment or refer you to a therapist or specialist. Make sure to check with your insurance for the primary care doctors in your network. Please make sure to bring the results of your Connected Mind mental health screening with you to the appointment.
A telemedicine provider can either provide treatment or refer you to a therapist or specialist. Make sure to check with your insurance for the telemedicine providers in your network. Please make sure to have the results of your Connected Mind mental health screening with you at the appointment.
Here is a short, but not exhaustive, list of telemedicine providers
Learn more about common mental health conditions
Many mental health conditions are connected and can affect physical health. If a person is suffering from one mental health condition it is likely they have 2 or more. Mental health also changes over time. This is why it is so important to screen for mental health issues on a regular basis.
Depression is characterized by being stuck in a depressed state or mood, and includes a loss of interest, or hopelessness causing impairment in daily life. There are 2 types of depression, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) which tends to be more severe and shorter duration, and Persistent Depressive Disorder (PDD) which tends to be less severe and lasting for 2 or more years. Often times those suffering from depression are only aware of their physical symptoms, and do not realize that what they are experiencing is actually being caused by depression. This is why it is so important to screen for depression and other mental health conditions on a regular basis.
Anxiety is characterized by an exaggerated anxiousness and excessive worry about everyday life events when there is no obvious reason. Everyone has anxiety at some level, but it becomes an issue when that anxiety is excessive, without a specific reason, and interferes with daily life. Anxiety can take a serious toll on your body, including headaches, stomach problems, extreme fatigue, and a loss of libido, to name a few. Many people that suffer from anxiety only recognize their physical symptoms and are often unaware that they are caused by an underlying mental health condition. That is why it is so important to screen for anxiety and other mental health conditions on a regular basis.
Attention deficit/ hyperactive disorder also known as ADHD affects both children and adults. It is characterized by an inability to focus or pay attention, excessive levels of hyperactivity or impulsive behavior, or a combination of both. ADHD can cause severe impairment in multiple areas of daily life. ADHD can also have many positive aspects. Doctor’s and researchers are still not sure what causes ADHD, but there is some belief that it is neurological in origin. Many people who suffer from ADHD are unaware that the difficulties functioning in their daily life are caused by a mental health condition. That is why it is so important to screen for ADHD and other mental heath disorders.
Substance use disorder
Substance use disorder or addiction, as it is commonly referred to, is very often connected to other mental health conditions. Whether those conditions existed before, or are being caused or exacerbated by the substance use disorder is often difficult to tell. In both cases dealing with the substance use disorder along with treating any other co-occurring mental health condition is critical. Because of the close connection to substance use disorder and other mental health conditions it is important to screen for mental health conditions on a regular basis.
Bipolar disorder is characterized by an extreme shift toward heightened mood, elevated energy, and extreme behavior. These shifts last for days at a time and in some cases lead to hospitalization. These shifts are followed by depression, hopelessness, and often thoughts of suicide. Bipolar disorder is often misunderstood and can be mistaken for other mental health conditions such as ADHD or depression, resulting in severe consequences. This is why it is so important to screen for bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions.
Somatic symptom disorder
Somatic symptom disorder is characterized by anxiety that focuses on physical senses or symptoms causing excessive worry and research about those senses and symptoms. The senses or symptoms may be real but the underlying anxiety and worry can mask them or cause them to be exacerbated. Many people who suffer from somatic symptom disorder are not aware that a mental health condition may be causing or making their symptoms worse. This is why it is so important to screen for somatic symptom disorder and other mental health conditions on a regular basis.
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