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Chelsea Mental Health Resource Guide

If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available in our community.

Mental health is more important than ever. Left untreated, individuals, including youth, are at high risk for unhealthy behaviors including alcohol or other drug abuse. SRSLY Chelsea, in collaboration with St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea, has created this resource for our community.

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  • 1

    Timing.

    It doesn’t have to be the perfect time, but it should be a time and place that allows you to speak freely with privacy and minimal distractions, such as taking a walk.

  • 2

    Explain why you’re concerned.

    You can say something as simple as, “I’ve noticed you don’t seem like yourself lately, I wanted to check in on how you’re doing.” Then listen.

  • 3

    Validate.

    Make it clear you’re listening without judgment and move forward how they’re most comfortable. Let them know what they feel is  real, important, and worth talking about.

  • 4

    Offer the help THEY need.

    Offer reassurance, then ask how you can best support them where they are. Do they need more resources? Help connect them. Are they more comfortable talking to someone else? Help them find someone.

  • 5

    Thank them.

    Let them know how grateful you are to listen, and how glad you are that they shared with you.

  • 6

    Give it Time. 

    Understand that your loved one may need time, but that continuing to reach out and support them by listening may be the best thing you can do.

* SAMHSA (2020). Supporting a loved one dealing with mental health and/or substance use disorders. https://tiny.cc/muk6tz.

Funding provided by 5 Healthy Towns and this piece was developed, in part, under grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Center for Disease Control, and Department of Health and Human Services. The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect those of ONDCP, CDC, or DHHS.