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When Is Self-Care Not Enough? 4 Signs You’re Actually Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

When Is Self-Care Not Enough? 4 Signs You’re Actually Experiencing a Mental Health Crisis

‘Self-care’ has been a recurring part of the mental health lexicon for years now. Well-meaning people in your life, or maybe even your therapist, might suggest self-care to combat depression or stress, but it’s not always enough. While taking care of ourselves is often the first step on the path to feeling better, sometimes we need something more.

3 Reasons Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups Aren’t Accessing Mental Health Care in America

3 Reasons Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups Aren’t Accessing Mental Health Care in America

There are many barriers someone seeking help for mental illness might face in America, but these barriers are often especially difficult for racial and ethnic minorities. One contributing factor is likely the underutilization of mental health care services by BIPOC. Why are minority racial and ethnic groups accessing mental health care less?

How WTCSB is Working to Address Mental Health Care Inequity for Racial and Ethnic Minorities

How WTCSB is Working to Address Mental Health Care Inequity for Racial and Ethnic Minorities

In this video, clinical administrator Tanetta Hassell and Chiquita Merrill, supervisor of SCIP (School Counseling Intervention Program), talk about the importance of access to mental health care for minority racial and ethnic groups that have historically been overlooked and what WTCSB is doing to address the barriers to mental health care.

PTSD Awareness

PTSD Awareness

PTSD occurs after experiencing a shocking or scary event; often associated with military combat but can be caused by any traumatic event. Whit Mcneill, WTCSB and Region – Five SMVF Navigator, talk more about PTSD and gives many more resources for help for those living in the Region Five area

Understanding Trauma – The Invisible Wound

Understanding Trauma – The Invisible Wound

Trauma comes in many forms and can occur at any moment in one’s life. It’s not timed, or predictable, nor can we prepare ourselves for its impact. When adverse experiences debilitate you and cause you to question the safety of your emotional environment, you are changed.

What IS Mental Health, Really?

What IS Mental Health, Really?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood to adolescence through adulthood.

WTCSB Services

We provide integrated services and relief for multiple mental health needs, support for individuals with developmental disabilities, and substance abuse help.

Same Day Access

Our exclusive Same-Day Access to care and 24/7 crisis intervention means our caring team of clinicians and counselors are always within reach.

Who We Are

Western Tidewater CSB is the leading authority in mental health and developmental services in Franklin, Suffolk, Isle of Wight County, and Southampton County. Learn more about what truly sets us apart.