December 23, 2019

A holiday message from the Mental Health Co Responders at RCPD:

The holidays are typically a busy and happy time with family, friend's, parties, traveling and gift giving. However, holidays are also a time for increased stress, feeling overwhelmed, negative reminders of past events, difficulty family situations, and stretching yourself too thin. It's important to remember to take care of yourself and those around you during this time of year, too. Pay special attention to when you need a break or if you notice family/friends that may be struggling. Below are some tips on self care and resources in the area that can help:

https://youtu.be/86HUcX8ZtAk - Progressive Muscle Relaxation

This guided progressive muscle relaxation meditation will help you release tension, relieve anxiety, manage panic attacks, or fall asleep. It is good for everyone, all ages, even kids. Progressive muscle relaxation is a well researched relaxation technique that is often used and prescribed as a medical treatment for insomnia, anxiety, headaches, stress relief, panic attacks, along with many, many other health benefits. Simply google it and you will find lots of info online, there are many other choices to choose from besides this one.

https://youtu.be/SWESKYhETmQ- Powerful Daily Affirmations- Another relaxing video. Check out the Anxiety Guy on youtube for more.

As always if you or someone you know needs immediate help with suicidal thoughts please don't hesitate to call 911 or utilize the following resources:

https://www.pawnee.org/crisis-stabilization - Services offered 24/7 365 days a year. Call 1-800-609-2002 or go to 1558 Hayes Drive.