A NOTE ON MENTAL HEALTH
My heart and spirit goes out to you during all difficult times–mental health is something I empathize with and care about deeply. It is truly the framework from which I built this company on—seeking to alleviate the suffering of our communities through integrated and truthful approaches. We respect all mental health circumstances and always recommend doing this work side by side with a therapist.
This work can be very triggering which could bring up mental and physical unease. Since I am not a licensed medical professional, I recommend seeking professional support, and I have gathered some resources that may be able to help you.
If this is an emergency, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, call 911, or go to a hospital emergency room.
I do suggest you seek out support groups in your community and educate yourself about your symptoms and diagnosis. I can’t guarantee any results, but if you are looking for a more affordable online solution, you can also try Talk Space or Better Help to get in contact with mental health professionals.
+ If it's an emergency in which you or someone you know is suicidal, you should immediately call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room.
+ If you can wait a few days, make an appointment with your primary healthcare provider or pediatrician if you think your condition is mild to moderate.
+ If your symptoms are moderate to severe, make an appointment with a specialized doctor such as a psychiatrist. You may need to contact your community mental health center or primary health care provider for a referral.
+ If you or your child is in school or at college, contact the school and ask about their support services.
+ Seek out support groups in your community and educate yourself about your symptoms and diagnosis. Social support and knowledge can be valuable tools for coping.
Janelle Nelson Therapy and Counseling Services
The Safe Space app
Liberate Meditation app
Black Girl in OM
support for our BIPOC Community