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13 Ways to Prevail During a Crisis

An article by Gayle Scroggs, PhD, PCC

COVID-19

COVID-19

There is a new “COVID Care Line”  where trained staff will simply talk with you, help with emotional management, screening, or connect you to resources if needed.

The Care Line will be open between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week. It will roll over to a national hotline over-night.

PLEASE CALL:

1-800-720-9616

If you would like to find mental health resources in your county go to:

continuum.oberlinkconsulting.com

OR

u.osu.edu/cphp/ohio-mental-health-resources-guides/

Help is available! Our treatment agencies are still providing services. If you are in crisis, please call:
528-SAVE
24/7

Child Focus, Inc. 513- ​​752-1555 ​Children’s Mental Health Services
Clermont Recovery Center 513- ​735-8100​ Substance Use Treatment for Adults and Adolescents
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral ​ Health Services 513-947-7000​ Adult Mental Health Services

If you need to reach the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, you can send an email via our website (ccmhrb.org) or leave a message at 513-732-5400.

During this time when people are checking temperature, monitoring for coughs and other respiratory symptoms, it is important to also remember to take care of your mental health! Your mental wellness and self-care are vital during this stressful time!
A little anxiety is likely during something as stressful as a pandemic. Here are some ideas to help that anxiety from accelerating into something that impacts your everyday life:
1. Practice self-care through breathing and relaxation. Take a few minutes every day to take some deep breaths and think positive thoughts.
2. Stay connected. You can safely connect through social media, texts or phone calls.
4. Talk about your feelings. Find someone trusted to share feelings of stress and anxiety with, talk about what you’re feeling to really process those thoughts.
5. Have some fun. Watch a favorite movie, go for a walk, play a game, etc.
6. Avoid information overload. It’s important to stay informed, but too much information can be overwhelming.
7. Take care of your physical health. Focus on exercising (at home or outside), maintaining a healthy diet, staying hydrated and getting a good night’s sleep.
Ideas for parents to help their children cope:
1. Answer children’s questions and talk about the pandemic and current situation with them.
2. Assure your children they are safe and that your family and community are prepared to handle the situation.
3. Limit children’s exposure to social media and news coverage of the pandemic.
4. Keep a structure in their lives, help them plan a routine for their day, just like they’d have if they were at school.
If even with these measures, stress and anxiety are overwhelming and are impacting your life, help is available. Call 528-SAVE 24/7 to talk with a licensed mental health professional.

How to Hack Stress!!!!!!!

Who likes stress?

If I were to poll our readers right now, I am certain that not a single one of you would pick the option: “Yes, I love being stressed out.”

I mean, how could you? We’ve all heard that stress makes you sick, stress is bad for your health, stress is linked to insomnia… the list goes on and on.

I start to cringe at even the thought of this dreaded 6-letter word, so today, I am here to teach you how to hack stress. We found 6 simple tips to make stress your friend instead of the enemy. Yes, I know this sounds a little crazy. Stay with me, science is on our side.

But first, Kelly McGonigal’s “How to Make Stress Your Friend” TED Talk offers an eye-opening perspective on how stress affects us, and how to use it to our advantage…..click here to read more!

Crisis Text Line – www.crisistextline.org

Your best friend. Your dad. That lady down the street. That quiet kid in school. That loud kid in school. That dude in accounting. Your cousin in Alaska. That hipster in the flannel in Brooklyn. That rando who might lurk online. Crisis Text Line is for everyone.

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Ohio is making it easier for individuals who are experiencing a stressful situation to find immediate help, 24/7 with the launch of a free, confidential, statewide Crisis Text Line. Starting today, any Ohio resident who needs help coping with a crisis can now text the keyword “4hope” to 741741 to be connected to a crisis counselor. Trained crisis counselors are on stand-by to provide a personal response and information on a range of issues, including: suicidal thoughts, bullying, depression, self-harm, and more. The specialist helps the user stay safe and healthy with effective, secure support. The keyword “4hope” was developed by the Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) board, which piloted a crisis text line for youth and young adults as part of the Strong Families, Safe Communities funding initiative supported by OhioMHAS and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.

Our Principles

  1. We fight for the texter. Our first priority is helping people move from a hot moment to a cool calm, guiding you to create a plan to stay safe and healthy. YOU = our priority.
  2. We believe data science and technology make us faster and more accurate. See our Founder’s TED talk for more scoop on how we’re using this stuff. While we love data science and technology, we don’t think robots make great Crisis Counselors. Instead, we use this stuff to make us faster and more accurate–but every text is viewed by a human.
  3. We believe in open collaboration. We share our learnings in newsletters, at conferences and on social media. And, we’ve opened our data to help fuel other people’s work.

OUR APPROACH

Q: IS CRISIS TEXT LINE COUNSELING?

A: No, our specialists do not counsel, but rather practice active listening to help texters move from a hot moment to a cool calm.

Q: WHAT IS ACTIVE LISTENING?

A: Active listening is when someone communicates in a way that is empathetic, understanding, and respectful. It includes focus on the texter and thoughtful answers.

Q: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CRISIS TEXT LINE AND THERAPY?

A: Crisis Text Line is not a replacement for therapy. Therapy includes a diagnosis made by a doctor, a treatment plan of action, and a patient/therapist relationship. Crisis Text Line helps people in moments of crisis. Our crisis counselors practice active listening to help our texters find calm and create an action plan for themselves to continue to feel better. Crisis Text Line’s crisis counselors are not therapists.

Q: WHO STARTED CRISIS TEXT LINE?

A: We were founded by our CEO, Nancy Lublin. After seeing a need for the service we provide, Nancy hired a team to build what is our current platform. The original team included a data scientist and an engineer. Hear our story here.

The Things Adults Say That Hurt Instead of Help

Going back to school is an exciting time for kids and teens, but it can also be a stressful time.

There’s not just the stress of fitting in and getting good grades. But, also the threat of bullying that can threaten students’ emotional and physical safety at school.

Sometimes this stress can even turn into a mental health disorder. In fact, as many as 12 million young people are diagnosed with a mental health disorder in a given year.

Mental Health America (MHA) is working to lower that number and keep kids mentally healthier this school year. Our revolutionary online screening program provides one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether your child, student, or friend is experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.

The Parent Screen is for parents of young people to determine if their child’s emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem. Our Youth Screen is for young people (age 11-17) who are concerned that their emotions, attention, or behaviors might be a sign of a problem.

Mental health disorders in children are treatable. The early identification, diagnosis, and treatment that MHA advocates can help more kids reach their full potential this school year—and beyond!  Click here to be redirected to the MHA website containing this information.

6 Steps for Hospitals to Take to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse, Diversion

Hospitals are under increased scrutiny from regulatory agencies over prescription drug abuse and the potential for drug diversion from medical institutions. For hospital leadership, it is a patient safety issue. It is an employee health issue. It is a clinical quality and readmissions issue. And it is a legal and compliance issue.

The traditional approach to alleviating patient pain by using prescription opioids as the primary solution has created an environment where opioids are plentiful. And because hospitals hold a high inventory of regulated pharmaceuticals, they risk becoming a prime source of prescription drugs hitting the streets, where their value becomes highly inflated.

By taking a hard look at policies and oversight, hospital administrators can help reduce their institution’s risk of prescription drug in…..click here to read full article.