“Expanding to Miami and customizing our care for today’s at-risk youth is a great example of Didi Hirsch's trademark excellence and innovation. We can’t wait to see these future leaders safe and thriving!”
“We’re thrilled to partner with Miami Dade College and Mantra Health, two wonderful organizations dedicated to compassionate, quality crisis support for students,” said Didi Hirsch’s CEO, @DrJonGoldfinger.
The innovative partnership also includes a custom crisis hotline powered by Didi Hirsch, offering 24/7, bi-lingual (English and Spanish) support for MDC students in need of immediate mental health, substance use, or suicidal crisis care.
Beginning Wednesday, December 15, students will have access to virtual therapy, free of charge for the first ten sessions, with convenient appointment times that include weekday evenings and weekends.
Recognizing that mental health is just as important as physical health, @MDCollege has joined forces with @mantrahealth_ and Didi Hirsch to provide virtual mental health and crisis care to students.
Start your morning with these great reminders for a more peaceful and fulfilling day! 🤍
There's no right way to grieve the loss of a loved one to suicide. Grief can be devastating, but there are ways to navigate the shock, confusion, and despair and begin the healing process. 🤎
We have really treated mental health differently than physical health and acted like it wasn't as important, when underneath it all, mental health is foundational to physical health."
“We have had in the United States a national emerging emergency or pandemic of mental illness in our youth because we have not invested previously in our workforce."
"We're seeing the effects of trauma getting literally underneath kids' skin and manifesting in behaviors in our classrooms, in our homes, in our communities, in our clinics, in ways that we've really never seen before,” Goldfinger said.
During a visit to Washington Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles last Wednesday, @DrJonGoldfinger joined Superintendent of Public Instruction @TonyThurmond to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on children and how it has led to increased misbehavior in schools.
Faced with a shortage of school mental health counselors, @CADeptEd is aiming to bring 10,000 more professionals to campuses at a time when federal public health officials are urging for action to address the country’s escalating youth mental health crisis.
Caring for your mental health is the best thing you can do for yourself. Here are a few things your mental health is more important than. 🤍
People’s expectations of you
Being strong for others
A work or school deadline
Plans that you’ve committed to
Here are a few tips to consider the next time you're thinking about approaching a loved one you're concerned about. 💛
Listen without judgment
Ask how you can help
Validate their feelings
Listen with the intention to understand, not fix
Feeling drained? If so, here are a few things to energize your body and mind 💜
Write down things you're grateful for.
Get some sunshine.
Journal any thoughts, feelings, dreams, affirmations, etc. you're having in the moment.
Connect with a friend.
Move your body.
Checking in on the ones you love isn't always easy. Conversations of concern can come off awkward, inadequate, or condescending, but here are a few ways to make it less uncomfortable and more welcoming.
Make a Plan
Finding a therapist can be a long journey. If your therapist exhibits any of these signs, you've found the right one!
They make you feel heard and understood.
They respect your boundaries.
You play an active role in your treatment plan.
They give you tools to do the work.
Be kind today. You never know what people are going through behind the scenes. ❤️
Rare Impact Fund grantee @DidiHirsch implements comprehensive Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training for high school students, teachers, and counselors. didihirsch.org
Remember, it’s okay to…
Go at your own pace
To not be okay
To say no
To be yourself
To ask for help
It's okay to do things your way and not how society says you should! 🧡
Imposter syndrome and seasonal depression can be hard to deal with at the top of a new year. Here are few ways to identify if you should check-in on a friend: twitter.com/DidiHirsch/sta…
This month is #NationalMentalWellnessMonth 🧠
One way to practice mental wellness is through positive self reaffirmation. This refers to reminding yourself of the talents, skills, and positive aspects you possess💖
What are some reaffirmations you would tell yourself? ⬇
2022 is full of possibilities! What are you excited for??
Attends social events and activities but doesn’t engage with anyone.
Shows up for work and activities but lacked energy to get through the day.
Changes in appetite or sleep habits.
Has a social network but still feels down.
Difficulty focusing or making decisions.
Performs well but never feels like it’s good enough.
Here are some signs to look out for and remember, if you or a loved one is in a crisis, dial 911 or reach out to the suicide prevention lifeline at 800-273-8255.
Depression takes many forms and can range greatly in severeness. Some people can't get out of bed while others appear fine to the outside world.
Check on your "strong" friends because functional depression is real.