It’s okay not to be okay.
If you’re feeling anxious, depressed, helpless, frustrated, lonely, or just grumpy, you’re not alone. Almost everyone I’ve talked to, from friends and family to clients, is struggling with some aspect of mental health, from poor sleep to different eating habits. I find I’m craving, and eating, more junk food, getting impatient with little things, and just being way more emotional than the situation warrants. I’m also sometimes just plain tired, not up to the tasks required of me, and vaguely blue. I wouldn’t count my feelings as true depression because I tend to get over it fairly quickly, but I will often have 2 or 3 days in a row of feeling down and at loose ends.
What are you experiencing?
If you’re struggling with more than occasionally eating an entire bag of Fritos in a single sitting, there are resources out there for you. Seeking help shows a true inner strength, so please don’t be afraid to reach out.
- Disaster Distress Helplineexternal icon: 1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish), or text TalkWithUs for English or Hablanos for Spanish to 66746. Spanish speakers from Puerto Rico can text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifelineexternal icon: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish, or Lifeline Crisis Chatexternal icon.
- National Domestic Violence Hotlineexternal icon: 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
- National Child Abuse Hotlineexternal icon: 1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453) or text 1-800-422-4453
- National Sexual Assault Hotlineexternal icon: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or Online Chatexternal icon
- The Eldercare Locatorexternal icon: 1-800-677-1116 TTY Instructionsexternal icon
- Veteran’s Crisis Lineexternal icon: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Crisis Chatexternal icon or text: 8388255