Date: October 10, 2022 - October 14, 2022
Time: All Day
If you’re struggling with your mental health, reach out to family, friends, and professionals—you don’t have to suffer alone! Below are some tips to help you start feeling better, as well as contact information for mental health professionals.
Start Your Day with Coffee
Drinking coffee is linked to lower depression rates. Enjoy FREE coffee in the Welcome Center this week, Tuesday through Friday, from 8 – 10 a.m.
Tips for Managing Your Mental Health
Be realistic about your goals. Decide what you want to achieve this week, and if it helps, write down the steps you’ll need to take to achieve those goals. It’s great to aim high, but don’t over schedule yourself. Finishing something small is better than abandoning something big.
Train your brain towards gratitude. Make of list of at least three things you’re grateful for. Do this every day to help develop a more optimistic outlook.
Give yourself something to look forward to by making a little time each day to do something you enjoy. Doing things you’re already good at will give you a boost of confidence and make bigger tasks seem less daunting.
Self care isn’t selfish. Taking time for yourself will help keep you motivated and mentally refreshed. Figure out what recharges you and work some of those things into your week. Whether it’s getting a massage or pedicure, reading, listening to music, or having lunch with a friend, you’ll feel better when you make some time for yourself.
Mental Health Resources
Three Rivers College has a contracted counselor who can provide professional counseling services to all students, faculty, and staff. If you would like to speak with our counselor, let someone know—your instructor, your advisor, or any TRC employee. We’re all here to help. Any TRC employee can refer you to our counseling service and provide you with a phone number so you can set up an appointment. You will receive three FREE sessions to help get you started down the path to better mental health.
Community & National Resources
Family Counseling Center: 573-686-1200
Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health: 573-686-5090
Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 800-356-5395
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call 988 or text “hello” to 741-741