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Mental Health Matters Allegany

Mental Health Matters Allegany

The Allegany County Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) is responsible for planning, managing,

A new training opportunity is available in Allegany County. See the attached flyer for details on FREE Mental Health First Aid classes forming now. If interested, please fill out our online interest form at the link below:www.alleganymhm.org/mhfa-form/ ... See MoreSee Less
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The transition into the holiday season, along with changes in the weather 🍂, can cause differences in your children’s behavior and overall mood.Be sure to talk with kids early and often 🗣 about the dangers of marijuana and other drugs and help them find healthy ways to cope with their stress this season. Visit #TalkTheyHearYou to learn more 💬 fal.cn/3u10B ... See MoreSee Less
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The holiday season (the period of time from Thanksgiving until the NewYear) is supposed to be a joyous time full of celebrations with family and friends. But for many people, "the most wonderful time of year" brings nothing but holiday anxiety and stress.While many people become overwhelmed and stressed during the holiday season, if you have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), this time of year can feel downright heightening. ... See MoreSee Less
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Entering adulthood can be an emotional time, but sometimes the ups and downs can mean something more. If you are concerned that you or someone in your life may be drinking too much, using drugs, or dealing with mental illness, there are resources available to help. samhsa.gov/young-adults ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is Native American Heritage Day. According to NAMI, in 2019, nearly one fifth of American Indian/Alaska Native adults had experienced mental illness in the past year. Additionally, suicide rates for American Indian/Alaska Native adolescents are exceedingly high, over double the rate of white adolescents. For a list of resources and how to seek culturally competent care, please visit the link below:www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Identity-and-Cultural-Dimensions/IndigenousLocal behavioral health resources are also available at www.alleganymhm.org/help/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Thanksgiving! Did you know that research shows thatexpressing gratitude is good for your mental health? Here atMental Health Matters Allegany, we are grateful for theopportunity to help those impacted by mental illness. Whatare you grateful for this year? ... See MoreSee Less
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Research (and common sense) suggests that one aspect of the Thanksgiving season can actually lift the spirits, and it's built right into the holiday — being grateful. ... Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. See below for more tips on managing your mental health during the holidays. ... See MoreSee Less
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