Mental Health Resources 

Posted April 19, 2024

As we navigate the various challenges of life, it’s crucial to remember that our mental health is just as vital as our physical well-being, if not more so. In times of uncertainty and adversity, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but please know that you are not alone. At DC 16, we believe in fostering a supportive community where each member feels valued and supported, especially during difficult times.

Furthermore, I’m proud to highlight the invaluable resources available through our “Helping Hand” program. This initiative is designed to offer comprehensive support and assistance to our members across various aspects of life. From mental health resources to financial assistance and beyond, Helping Hand is here to ensure that you have access to the support you need when you need it most. I encourage you to explore the resources available at https://www.iupat.org/about-the-iupat/our-programs/iupat-helping-hand/ and take advantage of the support services offered.

In times of crisis, immediate help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK or by visiting www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Additionally, you can dial ‘988’ from any phone for immediate assistance. Remember, seeking help is a courageous step toward healing, and there is no shame in reaching out for support when needed.

I also want to introduce James Boster, our dedicated mental health liaison at DC16. James is here to provide confidential support, guidance, and resources to help you navigate through challenging times. Please feel free to reach out to James at JamesB@dc16iupat.org if you require additional support or assistance.

Please understand that you are not alone and if you ever need assistance please do not hesitate to reach out to myself, Anthony or Edgar. 

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