How to get advice – 6 resources for your mental health during the holidays

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Need advice? We have you. Photo by Jacob Blankenship via Bham Now.

The holidays can be a stressful time for some. If you need mental health help, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. We’ve put together affordable counseling services and mindfulness activities to help you deal with any challenges you may be facing.

1. JBS Mental Health Authority

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JBS Mental Health Authority provides support for children, young people and adults with mental difficulties. Their goal is to help and support each of their clients. If you live in Jefferson, Blount, or St. Clair county, you may qualify for their a service.

  • Adults: If you are over the age of 19 and suffer from a serious mental illness, JBS’ community outreach may be right for you. Contact them here.
  • Children: Children between the ages of 5 and 18 are eligible for the services for children. The child must have a DSM-5 diagnosis and persistent functional problems to access this care.

Feeling lost in this ongoing pandemic? JBS has a free program for people affected by COVID19. Book your counseling session today.

2. Crisis Center

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It is important and conscious to stay in touch with friends. Photo via Crisis Center, Inc. Facebook.

Struggling to manage your health this holiday season? The crisis center is there to guide you to the right headspace. Good news: since their programs are available 24/7, you can get help whenever you need it.

Contact them at these numbers:

3. A Spirit Friend

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One way to improve your mental health is to practice mindfulness in your activities. Colder weather means you’re probably feeling sluggish and sluggish, which isn’t a problem! But don’t forget to move. Friend of Mind brings people together to help young people accept and deal with the mental illnesses they face.

Stay on social media to find virtual trainings and events to attend. Sign up for their latest event where you can learn the warning signs of suicide, as well as ways to interview, persuade and refer someone to help you.

4. UAB $5 Tip

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The price of counseling can be daunting to many, but the UAB Community Counseling Clinic offers affordable sessions. You will experience their well-trained staff of people with the latest knowledge on all things mental health.

Be a friend and reach out to them.

5. Magic City Wellness Center

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Mural by John Lytle Wilson at Magic City Wellness. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Holidays can be difficult for people in the LGBTQ+ group due to the likelihood of encountering discrimination. Magic City Wellness City offers for free support groups on Discord, more provides advice for your worries.

Discover the sessions offered:

  • Individual consultation
  • Couple counseling
  • HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) Letter of Counseling and Assessment.

Contact: 205-877-8677

6. [BONUS] Be a Blessing Birmingham

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Boost the well-being of our community. Photo via Be a Blessing

Homeless people also need help during the holidays. Many of them also suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), so a great way to help is to volunteering Where make a donation be a blessing.

Not only do you benefit the community, but you improve your own mental health through acts of selflessness.

Remember to keep in touch with your friends and take care of your well-being this holiday season. To get more updates like these, sign up for the Bham Now newsletter today.

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