We’re surviving in a world of daily emotional turmoil, living through a collective traumatic experience that many are calling our “new normal.”
Right now, it’s easy to focus on our physical health, but it’s even more essential not to neglect or forget how important mental and emotional health and wellbeing is.
Many of us have endured (or are still enduring) quarantine, upheaval of daily routine, and general uncertainty, fear, loss…there are a million reasons why we may be feeling low, stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed.
Now as we hit back to school and end of summer, there’s even more uncertainty in the community for families and students.
Remember to reach out when you’re in need and check in with friends, family and loved ones who are vulnerable.
Finding something positive in each day can make a difference, but don’t forget that it’s okay to be full of a myriad of emotions.
It’s okay to reach out for help.
Below is a list of local hotlines for reference.
- Suicide and Crisis Intervention Services: 1-800-499-7455;
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE;
- Elder Abuse: Bucks County Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-243-3767;
- Domestic Violence: A Woman’s Place at 1-800-220-8116;
- NAMI Helpline: 1-866-399-6264, 9:00am to 9:00pm, 24/7 message service;
- Crisis Textline: Text “NAMI” to 741741 (24/7 availability);
- LGBTQIA+ Crisis Hotline: TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 678678.
Find more resources at namibucks.org.