Western Tidewater Community Service Board Blog
Addressing the Barriers of Men’s Mental Health and the Negative Side Effects of Just Being Told to “Man-Up”
Men are less likely than women to seek help for their mental health. The sad outcome of this is that more than four times as many men as women die by suicide every year. The men’s mental health crisis has reached a turning point here in the U.S. and we must all do our part to prevent further tragedy.
When you’re struggling emotionally, a future where you’re happier can seem so far away, and maybe even impossible. Though improving your mental health may feel daunting, there are a few simple things you can do today to get back on the path to living your life the way you want to.
Society places a stigma on individuals living with a felony conviction and you’ll probably experience several challenges while trying to reintegrate into society. One of the most common is finding a safe, stable place to live. Most landlords and property management companies require criminal background checks and many are hesitant to rent to someone with a felony conviction. Fortunately, there are felon-friendly options here in Suffolk and in the surrounding areas.
Finding the right health care isn’t always easy. That’s especially true when you’re looking for behavioral health care, like help with substance abuse or mental health challenges. Where do you even begin? Well, the first question to ask yourself is which type of...
When you’re struggling with your mental health, the barriers to getting care can seem insurmountable. Not sure how to get over the barriers to getting mental health help before it becomes a crisis? Here are a few tips on how to get started.
Taking a “mental health day” has become more common over the last few years, and not just for adults. But do public schools even allow students to stay home from school for a mental health day? And what are the impacts of taking a mental health day, both good and bad, for children and teens?
Few things are more frightening than when you think your child might be thinking of suicide. Suicide is such a heavy topic, and still a taboo one at that. It’s not an easy subject to approach, but it is a crucial one. If you think your child or teen might be having suicidal thoughts, read on to learn a few ways you can help.
When you’re struggling with your mental health, you might wonder if your problems are “real” or “serious enough.” It seems like everyone has a mental illness these days, so how do you know if you really have depression or another mental health condition – or if your problems aren’t actually all that bad?
The last few years have seen a rapid increase in the discussion of mental health online, especially on the social media platform TikTok. You might wonder why it seems like everyone has a mental health condition now. Why didn’t we all have depression or anxiety 10, 20 or 50 years ago? Are all these people just faking it for attention? And is this mental health obsession just a passing trend?
This time of year can be exciting, but for many, the fun and joy of the holiday season can be disrupted by seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a condition usually triggered by shorter days and cooler weather. What can you do when you notice a loved one suffering from SAD or another mental health condition?
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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.