We All Have Mental Health
Learn about how to care for yourself and others with the Y
Mental Health is how we think, feel and act.
At the Y, we focus on healthy living in mind, body and spirit, which includes mental health. So what is mental health?
Mental health is how we THINK, FEEL and ACT.
In other words, how we are! What can the Y do to help your mental health?
- Every time you work out, your body releases chemicals that help increase happiness and reduce stress.
- Every time you get to know someone at the Y, you are boosting your sense of connection.
- Giving back to the community increases a sense of purpose.
- And so much more!
BUILDING RESILIENCE TOOLS:
Green Light, Yellow Light and Red Light skill sheets to help you build resilience.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:
National Alliance on Mental Illness:
Provides 24/7 support through La Crosse County Human Services
La Crosse County Human Services:
- Services provided 24/7
- Face-to-face and/or telephone response to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis.)
- For more information see Mental Health Crisis Program brochure.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
988 provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you.
In the news:
Wisconsin mental health organization launches virtual support groups to reach rural residents
Caring for Our Mental Health and Our Communities
Governor Evers Declares 2023 The Year of Mental Health in Wisconsin
GET TO KNOW ANNA STINDT
Mental Health Director at the Y
Meet Anna Stindt, Mental Health Director for the La Crosse Area Family Y
Anna has her Master’s in Social Work and brings over 15 years of experience working in a variety of community mental health focused work. Community is what brought her to the Y as a La Crosse Native wanting to continue to strengthen the community she grew up in and now lives with her family. Anna has two children with her husband, Chris. Her family is active in many outdoor activities such as biking, skiing, hiking and exploring the many beautiful areas of the Coulee Region. When the weather doesn’t cooperate, Anna enjoys baking, doing puzzles, and playing games with her children.
When you are the Y, be sure to say “Hi to Anna”
know the five signs
We all experience stress. Sometimes we are able to cope with our stress pretty well, and sometimes we could all use a little help.
There is an abundance of resources, tools and support that can help ease our stress and struggles. Learn about the five signs of suffering so you can help someone you know – or even yourself – to get help.