Mental Health America’s Mental Health Tests
Mental Health America offers several screening tools to help you assess your mental health. According to their website, “Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.”
Needing help with your mental health is nothing to be ashamed about. According to Scientific American, 80% of people will experience a mental health crisis at some point in their lives. These crises could be addressed or avoided by practicing daily brain health habits.
While most of us will go through a temporary mental health episode, it’s important to know that 1 in 4 of us has a mental health condition that stays with us our whole lives. Let’s take advantage of the wealth of resources in Palm Beach County that can help us manage our brain health!
*Urgent Mental Health Resources*
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
A free and confidential service that helps people find the local resources they need, including those in crisis and emergency.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.
NAMI Palm Beach County
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Palm Beach County provides support groups, information on resources, advocacy and free educational programs for individuals living with mental illness and their families.
SAMHSA National Helpline
This national helpline provides free, 24-hour information and referral assistance to local treatment facilities, support groups and community-based organizations.
Mental Health GPS (Guiding People to Services) Helpline
This free resource and referral line was created for community members who struggle with finding mental health or substance abuse services. The helpline connects callers to a trained member of a support team, who will talk with them and connect them to resources that can help.