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...

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


Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

What Is Eye Movement Desensitization And Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an innovative and powerful therapy used for the desensitization of PTSD and other mental health concerns. This one-day workshop will offer a primer on the theory, practice, and application of EMDR in agency and community mental health settings. You will learn about EMDR, know how it works and what contributes to its effectiveness, understand the 8 stages of the treatment process, and the use of affect management tools.

This course, includes a demonstration/role play of an EMDR session addressing the presenting image, negative cognitions, feelings and body sensations that are effectively treated with EMDR. The implementation and application of EMDR in agency settings will be explored with an emphasis on practical start-up tools for practice, written-informed consent and the use of scaling questions to enhance client feedback and treatment satisfaction.


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.

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


Suicide Prevention Forum @ East Lyme High School
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Annual Forum on Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

All are welcome:

  • Young Adults
  • Teens
  • Parents
  • Providers and Caregivers
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


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