We at the ICL recognize that now more than ever before, resources for those with mental health needs should be as familiar and easily accessible as possible to our patrons.
Here are a few resources for anyone who wants to learn more about their own mental health, as well as the mental health of others.
Remember, reaching out when you or a loved one needs assistance is a sign of strength – not a weakness.
Student Mental Health Guide – The guide outlines some of the most common mental health issues experienced by students today, including substance abuse issues. The guide also provides suggested resources for support and treatment, as well as the role that social workers can play in student mental health. The guide can be found here – https://mastersinsocialworkonline.org/resources/student-mental-health/
Seven Cups of Tea – The Q&A section of this website allows users to look up by category a wide variety of issues that other users are going/have gone through, and how others on the site have responded to them. This site is consistently monitored and maintained by mental health professionals.
La Plata County/Colorado Mental Health Links – The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado has created a page filled with resources for anyone in La Plata County, and throughout Colorado, to have access to.
Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents – A guide with useful tips and advice for parents to help their teens overcome body image issues, academic anxiety, peer pressure, and cyberbullying, including links to other important teen mental health resources – all of which can be helpful in these uncertain times.
Remote Mental Health Guide – The problem is that during these unprecedented times, many of the traditional ways of accessing mental health services like counseling and therapy are not available. The guide was designed to present some new alternatives, and to provide resources for people to find remote mental health support. This Guide can be found here – https://mastersinsocialworkonline.org/resources/mental-health-resources/
Suicide Prevention Lifeline – This website offers a phone number, and many other resources, for those contemplating suicide. There are also web pages specifically available for Native Americans, LGBTQ individuals, veterans and young people.
Help.org – This website provides drug & alcohol addiction rehab, treatment & recovery resources in Colorado.
Cyberbully Guide – As the world becomes increasingly interconnected via the internet, new social and security issues are emerging. One such issue is the rise of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying can take many shapes and forms. This guide takes a dive into what cyberbullying is and how social workers are training to deal with the new field of digital health. The guide can be found here – https://mastersinsocialworkonline.org/resources/cyberbullying/