Find Help Find Hope

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We all deal with them.

Anxiousness, depression, and general "blah's" are part of life. SOMEthing will always make us feel a range of emotions from extreme glee to downright depressed. And most of us will bounce back after a little time. We return to our "old selves" and move forward.

For some, though, getting past those feelings is hard. It seems like nothing will get us out of feeling down or concerned or even frightened. Those feelings linger on and on, and it can feel like there's no escape.

Throughout this next fiscal year, MHRB is talking about how people across Warren and Clinton Counties who experience that deep anxiousness or depression - or those who abuse substances - can find help and find hope. We will talk about issues that create and build mental health and substance use challenges that affect all of us - and how we can help one another.

One of the ways we are doing that is to ensure every household in both counties has the Crisis Hotline number. To do that, we created a mailer that went out in mid-July. It contains a tear off piece listing local and national hotlines that can provide helpful information and resources. Please keep these numbers handy. You never know when you might need to use them.

Other ways we will share throughout the year will include information sessions and webinars, and written pieces in the newspaper. You can also find us at various local events sharing helpful resources, too.

It's important to know that help is close by, and the places to turn are many. You can start anywhere, too - on our website, or by chatting with us at an event, or calling one of the agencies with which we contract for services in Warren and Clinton Counties.

All you have to do is start.