The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published a web page titled “Getting Through Tough Economic Times,” which, according to an agency news release, “provides practical advice on identifying health concerns, developing coping skills, and finding help.”
The guide … provides individuals and communities with practical steps that can be used to get through these tough periods and achieve restored health and productivity. In particular the guide provides … Important information on identifying the warning signs of depression, suicidal thinking, and other serious mental illnesses … Effective steps to help manage emotional distress, such as through exercise, strengthening connections with family and friends, and developing new job skills … [and] Resources for getting help — such as the National Mental Health Information Center … and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline [at] 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for those in crisis.
[The abridged URL for this post is http://tinyurl.com/FedsAdvice .]
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