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Mental Health for Adults

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Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.
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Taking care of yourself can look different for everyone, and the type of support you need depends on where you at on the spectrum of mental health

Taking care of yourself often requires slowing down and finding ways to rejuvenate









Check out these culturally relevant mental health resources for: Hispanic/Latine, Indigenous/Native, Black/African American, and Asian American/Pacific Islanders

Find the resources you need to explore and find support as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Trauma is a stressful event that makes a person fear for their or other people's life or safety. Learn more.

Coping with Stress

We all experience different levels of stress throughout our lives. Sometimes it can help you focus and get the task at hand done. But when stress is frequent and intense, it can strain your body and make it impossible to function. Finding effective ways to deal is crucial to living well.

The ability to thrive despite challenges arises from the skills of resilience.








Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that affect people of every age, race, size, gender identity, sexual orientation and background.

Self-harm and self-injury are sometimes used as a way to release painful emotions. Find more information here.

Healthy Boundaries

Personal boundaries are limits that help to protect the physical and emotional space in all kinds of relationships. Boundaries help everyone to feel safe and in control of their surroundings, noticing and asking what each person is or isn't comfortable with, and communicating those boundaries to others. A boundary could be how we want our partners and peers to communicate with us, when we want our bosses to contact us, or even the days we most prefer to work versus rest.

Setting healthy boundaries can look like labeling and naming feelings, limiting time spent on social media, taking a break from the things that cause stress, and communicating about needs and expectations. 

Learn more about red flags in relationships, they could lead to serious issues like domestic abuse- whether physical, mental, emotional, sexual and/or financial abuse.

PFLAG offers caring, just, and affirming resources for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them. 

Crisis Support

Local resources for when you or someone you know are in crisis or need mental health support.

988 offers 24/7 access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing mental health-related distress. That could be:

The Crisis Text Line is another free resource that connects directly to a Crisis Counselor.

The Trevor Project has trained counselors that understand the challenges LGBTQ+ young people face and are available for support 24/7.

Grief & Healing

Everyone grieves in their own unique way; there is no “right way” to grieve


Remember to take care of yourself during the grieving process as well. Practical information immediately after a suicide loss

There are many different options of grief groups or circles available that meet in-person or virtually to share about their grief experiences. 

If you're looking for more specific resources, check out these grief resources from the Dougy Center. 

Mental Health for Older Adults

Problems such as anxiety and depression can be hard to recognize in older adults. These are serious problems that need to be addressed. Effective treatment, including medication and counseling, is available. 
Get connected to care from qualified providers in Oregon who work together to provide coordinated, quality and culturally responsive behavioral health and wellness services.

Take action and learn about the epidemic of
elder abuse and what you can do to prevent or intervene in this most recently recognized form of interpersonal violence.
SAMHSA has a number of products for serving older adults with mental and substance use disorders that can be useful to clinicians, other service providers, older adults, and caregivers. Additionally, the CDC provides existing data and lays the foundation for understanding key issues related to mental health in older adults.

Informal or unpaid
caregivers (family members/friends) are the backbone of long-term care provided in people’s homes. While some aspects of caregiving may be rewarding, caregivers can also be at risk for negative health consequences.
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