CLIMATE CHANGE & HEALTH
The U.S. Global Change Research Program conducts the National Climate Assessment (NCA) to assess how climate change impacts the health and wellbeing of Americans across the United States. Science has shown that climate change affects human health by extreme weather events; infectious diseases; changes in the quality and safety of air, food, and water; and stresses to mental health and well-being.
However, reducing greenhouse gas emissions would benefit the health of Americans in the near- and long-term. We can also take proactive steps to ensure that we live a longer, happier, healthier, and prosperous life -- physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Discover new ways to live an inspiring life through natural beauty, nutrition and diet, an active lifestyle, and better relationships. Visit our Shop + Live Green webpage for a listing of sustainable businesses in your area and to help you live healthier.
Information above provided in part by the U.S. Global Change Research Program
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Anyone can experience a mental health condition or mental illness regardless of their backgrounds. Just like any other physical ailments, our brain can get sick - the emotional ups and downs, mood changes, etc. - and it is important to get proper treatment. Without mental health, we cannot be healthy. Even though the Latinx community shows similar susceptibility to mental illness as the general population, there is a disparity in terms of access to treatment and the quality of treatment we receive. Additionally, you may have heard of el dicho "la ropa sucia se lava en casa". Some Latinx are afraid of seeking treatment because of stigma, for fear of being seen as "locos" and that having a mental health condition is shameful.
The fact is, there needs to be more culturally relevant information about mental health to clear any misunderstandings that our community may have on this topic. As such, we have gathered a list of resources that can help you get started on learning more about mental health and how you can get the help you need to live a healthier life!
Information above provided in part by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 170 crisis centers that provides a 24/7, toll-free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
If you are in a crisis, call 1-800-273-8255
For Deaf and Hard of Hearing, call 1-800-799-4889
For more information and resources: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: Ayuda En Español
Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda. Su llamada es confidencial; esto significa que la persona que le escucha hará todo lo posible por no divulgar su identidad.
¿Qué pasa cuando llamo?
Cuando usted llama al número 1-888-628-9454, su llamada se dirige al centro de ayuda de nuestra red disponible más cercano. Tenemos actualmente 170 centros en la red y usted hablará probablemente con uno situado en su zona. Cada centro funciona en forma independiente y tiene su propio personal calificado.
Cuando el centro contesta su llamada, usted estará hablando con una persona que le escuchará, le hará preguntas y hará todo lo que esté a su alcance para ayudarle.
No hace falta que esté usted en crisis para llamarnos. Nuestros centros pueden responder a preguntas generales sobre salud mental, depresión, suicidio, recursos de salud en la comunidad, y muchas cosas más. También es posible llamar para averiguar más sobre las actividades de prevención del suicidio en su zona.
Para más información: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/en-espanol/
Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a medium people already use and trust: text. Text HELLO to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
For more information and resources: https://www.crisistextline.org/
Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
If you are in crisis and need to speak with a crisis responder (available 24/7):
Call 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
For more information, resources, and online chat: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
If you are thinking about suicide and in need of immediate support (available 24/7):
Call Trevor Lifeline 1-866-488-7386
Text START to 678678
For more information, resources, and online chat: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. Our operators are located all over the U.S. and Canada, and are all trans-identified. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.
For more information and resources: https://www.translifeline.org/
Psychology Today provides a listing of counselors, therapists, and psychologists in your area. You can adjust the filter to fit your criteria: from a culturally competent counselor who speaks Spanish to one who is an expert in particular issues that you are dealing with.
JUST GO LIFT
Just Go Lift is a training facility where we come together to become our true powerful selves, so that we can transform the world into a better place. We help lift each other mentally, physically, and spiritually. Just Go Lift seeks to recreate the feelings evoked during (OCR: Obstacle Course Racing) race day—excitement, unstoppable, determined, alive, and just on fire—on an everyday basis.
Just Go Lift strives to help members achieve their personal goals; Whether you are an OCR Athlete looking to build muscle, conquer the rope climb, annihilate the rig or a newbie in the fitness community looking to lose weight, create a balanced meal plan, or just plain kick butt at life, we are here to help!
A REASON TO SURVIVE
Our mission is to ignite the power of creativity in youth, inspiring them to overcome obstacles and providing them with the skills needed to become compassionate catalysts for positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world.
ARTS is changing lives through:
Arts Education and Creative Skill Building
Support Services for Youth