Today’s message concludes the month long Be Well, Faith committee’s series on “connection as one of the most important things for our mental well-being.” Staying connected is one of the greatest challenges from COVID-19. This final message centers on resources for help as needed. Be Well, Faith!
Week 4 – Know How to Find Health and Support
Know where to find support and resources if you or a loved one needs help. Give yourself grace now more than ever. Take time to recognize those in your life - whether it is you, coworkers, loved ones, or others in your life - who are working, trying to parent, and trying to educate their children, likely all at the same time. A little recognition can go a long way. Make a special effort to connect with anyone in your workplace or community who may be particularly vulnerable. Talking about hardships can be uncomfortable, but just acknowledging that someone is struggling truly does help.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or need someone to talk to about a family situation, please reach out to connect with a staff member at Faith, one of the resources below or, with the mental health crisis numbers.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255.
- Crisis Text Line: Text “MN” to 741741.
- Minnesota local mobile crisis response:
- Washington County - 651-275-7400
- Chisago County - 1-888-626-4435
- Anoka County - 763-755-3801
- Minnesota WarmLine Peer Support Connection: Call or text 844-739-6369 (5 p.m. to 9 a.m.).
- Minnesota Day One hotline for domestic or sexual violence: 866-223-1111.
- National Parent Helpline: 855-427-2736, operated by Parents Anonymous.
- Postpartum Support International Helpline: 800-944-4773.
- Mother-Baby HopeLine - Redleaf Center for Family Healing: 612-873-4673.
- Free mental health phone support is provided for pregnant and postpartum parents and families with children from birth to 5 years old. This is not a crisis line. The HopeLine is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Be Well, Faith!