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Mental Health

Uniquely Human explores the mind-body connection in a variety of ways and acknowledges the powerful impact that poor mental health can have on our physical health, personal relationships, and general outlook.

We hope that the techniques provided as part of the Uniquely Human experience provide a proactive first step to managing your mental health on a daily basis. But we also understand that in times of crisis or personal loss, other professional mental health interventions might be needed.

The following resources are meant to provide further guidance for those looking to support their mental health or that of others.

Crisis Hotlines

If you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health crisis or having thoughts of suicide, please don’t wait to act. Contact one of the crisis lines below for help and access to resources.  

Crisis Text Line
Connect with trained crisis counselors
Text “HOME” to 741-741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free and confidential emotional support
Call or text 988

The Trevor Project
Resource for youth who identify as LGBTQ+
866-488-7386

Adult Crisis Line
24/7 hotline operated by Seven County Services
800-221-0446

Adolescent Mental Health

Seize the Awkward
Tips for having uncomfortable conversations with friends about their mental health.
https://seizetheawkward.org/

Society for Adolescent and Health Medicine
Provides a thoughtfully created listing of adolescent mental health resources, including apps and tech services, mental health medication guides, and helplines.
https://www.adolescenthealth.org/Resources/Clinical-Care-Resources/Mental-Health/Mental-Health-Resources-For-Adolesc.aspx

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Essential information to help teens and young adults access the mental health support they need. Includes information on how to talk to friends or parents about your mental health.
https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Teens-Young-Adults

Drug Rehab Centers in Kentucky
Find accredited treatment centers in Kentucky. Find all recovery options in nearby cities and sort by detox, inpatient, outpatient, aftercare, payment type, amenities and more.
https://www.rehab.com/kentucky

Mindfulness Apps

Headspace
Provides meditations, sleepcasts to help with falling asleep, music designed to boost focus, and more. Free trial available.
https://www.headspace.com/

Smiling Mind
Free app to help users practice daily meditation and mindfulness exercises.
https://www.smilingmind.com.au/smiling-mind-app

Calm
Improve health and happiness with this app designed to reduce stress and anxiety. Free trial available.
https://www.calm.com/

Reducing Stress

PepToc hotline
Get recorded, encouraging words from the kindergarteners at West Side Elementary in Healdsburg, California
707-873-7862
Read more about the project here: https://www.npr.org/2022/03/06/1084800784/peptoc-hotline-kindergarteners

Mayo Clinic Health System
Learn about the positive mental benefits that can result from expressing gratitude.
https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/can-expressing-gratitude-improve-health

Cleveland Clinic
How adult coloring relaxes the brain.
https://health.clevelandclinic.org/3-reasons-adult-coloring-can-actually-relax-brain/

American Psychological Association
How time in nature improves mental health and sharpens cognition.
https://www.apa.org/monitor/2020/04/nurtured-nature