2018-09-06 / Community

Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms that someone is in trouble

Submitted by Ruth Schwendinger
BA, Prevention Specialist, Huron Behavioral Health

HURON COUNTY - If you are concerned about the mental health well-being of your friends and neighbors, the folks at Huron Behavioral Health encourage you to learn to recognize the signs and symptoms that someone is in trouble. If someone talks about not wanting to wake up the next day, seems to have no energy or is withdrawn and has lost their appetite, those are some symptoms that should be addressed. Call 800-356- 5568 for care in Huron County.

There is a shortage of behavioral health care providers across the nation and that is a hardship felt especially in rural Michigan. For that reason, Huron Behavioral Health is working with the National Council on Behavioral Health to train individuals in our community to be better able to recognize and respond when someone is struggling with mental health challenges to a fulfilling and productive life. Huron County is a close-knit community and as always need to look out for one another. If you are interested in the training, check MentalHealthFirstAid.org and enter your zip code for up-to-date local listings. If you or someone you are with is feeling unsafe and need someone to talk to, you can always call 800-273- TALK (8255) or text ‘273TALK’ to 839863.

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