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.​

There are many things we can do to take care of our mental health. In fact, the Y is medicine! Let us help you find your Y prescription.

Did you know the Y is Medicine?

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 – 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!

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Dinner Table Resilience

A video series and skills sheets (handouts) on building resilience. Bite-sized 3-4 minute long videos.

Steady Heads Open Hearts

Welcome to “Steady Heads Open Hearts” – a YouTube channel of Mental Health and Mindfulness resources for you.

Mindful Minutes

A collection of weekly 1-2 minute videos to help you practice your mindfulness throughout your day.

Mindfulness Series

Each video is between 5-10 minutes long and offers instruction on mindfulness and a practice anchored in the 5 senses.

know the five signs

One in five people has a diagnosable mental health condition. And even more of us experience emotional suffering for which we don’t realize that support is available.

There is an abundance of resources, tools and support that can help ease our struggles. Learn about the five signs of suffering so you can help someone you know–or even yourself–to get help.

Red Light Skills

ASK FOR HELP when you need it, which is when you are doing something or have a circumstance that exceeds your knowledge or your emotional bandwidth, or if you are in crisis.

COPING CONVOS

Conversations with YMCA Staff

What are you doing to care for our community? How are you taking care of yourself?

For 24-hour support, resources or assistance with a crisis, dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-362-8255. Contact 911 for immediate safety concerns.

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