Emotional Wellness

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Early Warning Signs

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

What to do if...

Sep
14
Sat
Out of Darkness Walk Niantic
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Event Details

Walk Date: 09/14/2019
Walk Location: McCook Point Park - Niantic, CT
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Traci Boiselle
Contact Phone: 860-460-6473
Contact Email: tapstraci@yahoo.com

https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6220

Sep
22
Sun
Out of Darkness Walk Woodstock
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Event Details

Walk Date: 09/22/2019
Walk Location: The Woodstock Academy South Campus - Woodstock, CT
Check-in/Registration Time: 11:00 am
Walk Begins: 12:00 pm
Walk Ends: 2:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Victoria Despres
Contact Phone: 870-377-9678
Contact Email: vdespres@woodstockacademy.org

https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6148

Sep
25
Wed
QPR Training @ Manchester Community College
Sep 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – three simple steps that anyone can learn
to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Learn more here.

Sep
28
Sat
Out of Darkness Walk Hartford
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Event Details

Walk Date: 09/28/2019
Walk Location: Great River Park - East Hartford, CT
Check-in/Registration Time: 8:30 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Sherri Brown
Contact Phone: 860-543-2179
Contact Email: SHEMIBEE@comcast.net

https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6127

Oct
6
Sun
Out of Darkness Walk Hamden
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Event Details

Walk Date: 10/06/2019
Walk Location: Town Center Park - Hamden, CT
Check-in/Registration Time: 10:00 am
Opening Ceremony: 11:30 am
Walk Begins: 12:00 pm
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Michelle Peters
Contact Phone: 860-794-2559
Contact Email: mpeters@afsp.org

https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6124

Oct
20
Sun
Out of Darkness Walk Brookfield
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Event Details

Walk Date: 10/20/2019
Walk Location: Brookfield Town Hall - Brookfield, CT
Check-in/Registration Time: 12:00 pm
Walk Begins: 1:00 pm
Walk Ends: 2:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Dorina Leslie
Contact Phone: 203-312-3960
Contact Email: dorina.healinghands@yahoo.com

https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=6511

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