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...

Nov
1
Thu
National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month
Nov 1 @ 4:39 pm – Nov 30 @ 5:39 pm
National Family Caregivers Month
Nov 1 @ 4:49 pm – Nov 30 @ 5:49 pm
Home Care and Hospice Month
Nov 1 @ 4:57 pm – Nov 30 @ 5:57 pm
Nov
12
Mon
American Education Week
Nov 12 @ 6:13 pm – Nov 16 @ 7:13 pm
Nov
14
Wed
A Compassionate Conversation @ Middlesex Community College
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

A Compassionate Conversation: Understanding & Supporting the Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Community

Join us for an informative evening! Resources and supports for families and allies of the transgender and gender non-conforming community. An important discussion, not to be missed!

This is a FREE event
You may register online at: https://compassioncountsnov14th.eventbrite.com
For more information: Contact Lucy McMillan at 860-343-5300 or lmcmillan@gileadcs.org

Nov
17
Sat
Survivors of Suicide Loss Day
Nov 17 @ 7:02 pm – 8:02 pm

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