Taking Care of Your Mental Health is the Most Important Thing You Can Do.


Our mental health is complex, multifaceted, and nuanced – there isn’t a one-size-fits-all. It can be obvious that you are depressed or no one in million years might even recognize your depression. It affects everyone – no one is immune and as everything in our lives for the past several years has been disrupted and changed, it’s even more common than ever to admit that you or a loved one might be struggling. But no one needs to be alone in this struggle. When we think about our mental health, we need to address the whole person, not just a single part or a symptom. We need to look at the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual.

Here are some of the ways that our Associated agencies are here to help you, a friend or a loved one:


Counseling:

Talk to our highly trained and experienced clinical social workers, counselors, psychologists and psychiatric providers. Let us provide a safe space for you or your family to talk about challenges.

Support Groups:

Join our support groups. We bring people together who share similar experiences to express their feelings, share first-hand information, coping strategies and more.

Grief Counselors:

The death of someone we care about can leave us with a range of emotions and reactions. Accepting support from our qualified grief counselors can help with immense grief and help adjust to life after loss.

Substance Use:

Our Jewish Community Service’s Family Navigation is here to help with information, support and resources that you and your family may need to cope.


Financial Insecurity:

The rising cost of food, gas and housing adversely impact mental health. Meet with our trained and knowledgeable staff to discuss your financial stability to develop a plan and access valuable resources.


Mental Health in the Workplace:

Work burnout is real and complicated. Jewish Community’s Service Ignite Career Center provides services for employees and employers.


Community Connections:

It’s not just about a group; it’s about a feeling, about being connected. At The Associated and our system of agencies, we are here. Here to make sure that you feel that you belong, here to make sure that you are supported, here to make sure that you have a purpose in our community. There isn’t one size that fits all – learn about all the ways you can be involved.

Physical Activity:

Whether it’s yoga, a walk around the track, a dip in the pool or a spin class, physical activity can reduce symptoms and act as a coping mechanism when stress, depression or anxiety is overwhelming. The JCC and Myerberg offer an array of virtual and in-person fitness activities.



Mental Engagement:

Being active doesn’t just refer to physical activity. It is just as important to keep your mind and soul engaged in today’s world. A musical performance, new exhibit at the museum, lecture from a scholar or art class will allow you to unleash your imagination and escape, even if it’s only for a short period of time.



Volunteer Opportunities

People who volunteer aren’t just helping the communities they serve; they are actually experiencing a boost to their own mental health. By spending time helping others, you’ll gain a sense of meaning, improve your social connections, reduce your stress, all while increasing positive feelings. Explore the many volunteer opportunities our community has to offer.

To learn more about mental health services for your children and family, please call 410-466-9200; but if this is a true emergency, do not wait; call 911 or go the nearest emergency room.

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