Brainstorming Session: What steps do you take to ensure a mentally healthy environment for yourself

Speaker: Katie Jenkins, MPA, NAMI Lake County

Speaker:  Jessica Jones, Mental Health Ombudsman for Lake County residents

Most people experience some type of short-term mental health issue in their life.  One in four live with a mental health issue.

Two out of three diagnosed ADHD cases are actually depression or anxiety.

Mental health issues in teens can look like defiance causing the root cause to be missed.

If someone is crabby, acting out of character or seems to have a general negative attitude, don’t ask “what is wrong with you,” rather ask if the person is ok or if you can do something to help.  Sometimes a person just needs to vent or have someone to acknowledge them.

Using empathy in the workplace will “lower walls,” build trust, and increase overall working relationships.

Make sure to schedule time for yourself.  Put it on your calendar, make it a priority and stick to it!

Sometimes you just need to reset.  Take 5 minutes:

·         Stretch

·         Go for a walk

·         Meditate

·         Talk to a friend


The Lake County Crisis Hotline is available 24/7 at 440-953-TALK (8255)

The Crisis Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day by a trained staffer who understands what you’re going through and really cares.

Call the Lake County Crisis Hotline at 440-953-TALK (8255) to discuss what’s on your mind.

Crisis Intervention Services – Community Based

Beacon Health offers Crisis Intervention Services that are community-based. A trained team of professionals can come to meet you in the comfort of your own home to help you.

When you can’t talk to a friend or a family member, you can rely on friendly mental health professionals for a confidential conversation.  They can help!

The community-based team can be accessed by calling the Lake County Crisis Hotline number 440-953-TALK (8255).

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK or (800) SUICIDE



Girls & Boys Town National Hotline

(800) 448-3000

National Hopeline Network


National Youth Crisis Hotline

(800) 442-HOPE (4673)


Alcohol Hotline

(800) 331-2900

Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics

(800) 344-2666

Alcohol and Drug Helpline

(800) 821-4357

Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline

(800) 252-6465

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline

(800) 729-6686

Families Anonymous

(800) 736-9805

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline

(800) 622-2255


Poison Control

(800) 222-1222

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline

(800) 662-4357

Cocaine Anonymous

(800) 347-8998

National Help Line for Substance Abuse

(800) 262-2463


National Domestic Violence Hotline

(800) 799-7233

National US Child Abuse Hotline

(800) 422-4453

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