We are proud to announce that our Crisis Wellness Center’s Triage and Stabilization Program will open soon. This is a voluntary program that will provide a safe, supportive alternative to hospital emergency departments or incarceration for those experiencing an acute behavi

The Summer 2020 Newsletter dives into a COVID-19 update, the opening of our newest program: Crisis Triage & Stabilization, one man’s journey to recovery and other fun events coming this Fall! Click here to download and read the full version of the Summer 2020 Newslette

Do you go through phases where it’s harder to sleep or to sleep well? Sleep plays an incredibly important part of your body healing itself. Good sleep can also improve productivity and the ability to concentrate. If you’re not waking up feeling rested there are four tips to i

As we continue the journey through BIPOC Mental Health Month we will explore each group people in more detail. This week we look at the statistics for Native and Indigenous communities. Demographics There are 573 federally recognized Native American tribes and Native/Indigenous p

It’s commonly known that to be healthy you need to eat right and exercise. You may even know how to exercise and what to eat. But having the tools to be healthy doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have the motivation to use them. Think about these reasons as you are on your

As BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month continues, we will explore the statistics of each group starting with the Latinx/Hispanic communities. The Latinx/Hispanic community is a diverse group with varying countries of origin and ancestral history. Therefore, in a lot of the Latinx

Everyone experiences stress at one time or another and it isn’t always a bad thing. There are types of good, motivating stress. Stress has can help accomplish goals, increase motivation and boost a person’s memory. However too much of anything isn’t good for you. Stress can

What is BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month? BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous People and People of Color – formerly referred to as minority. Each July we, along with other behavioral health organizations like Mental Health America, bring awareness to the unique mental health

With Summer finally here and COVID still looming, you might be wondering is there anything I can do? A lot of people still feel that they’re unable to go out, when in reality it is much healthier both mentally and physically to be outside. It’s especially healthy for those th

Mental health and overall healthcare can be a problem for any population. A group highly affected is the LGBTQ community. Research shows that prejudice and biases present in the general population can result in negative mental health outcomes for minority populations. People who

What is implicit bias? Implicit bias is a term that describes unconscious attitudes or feelings toward people or their associated stereotypes. There are many different stereotypes for all races and genders. They range from assuming what a person eats or drinks to how they might w

There are endless opinions for every side with the many heated events happening in the world. For some a healthy debate is easy and for others it can spark rage, leading to insults that had nothing to do with the original subject. Even though it’s possible that two people c

Relapse prevention is defined as developing skills and habits to continue healthy behaviors and avoid falling into old patterns of negative behavior. This is incredibly important for those in recovery, but especially for those newly out of treatment. How Does Relapse Happen? Rela

Recent events like the COVID-19 pandemic, protests and riots can be incredibly scary and cause trauma. To a child, it can be seen as traumatic and cause an incredible amount of stress.  Even if children aren’t directly affected, it can be traumatizing when they see it on t

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops when someone has experienced or witnessed a scary, dangerous or emotionally overwhelming event. These events can range from a natural disaster, rape, riots, abuse or even car accidents. It can also affect medical professionals and ot

Lifeline Connections does not tolerate racism, prejudice, hatred, abuse or violence in any form. As an organization committed to the behavioral health of all, we must speak out and join the national voice decrying the oppression, injustice, and suffering of black people in our co

Although a lot of progress has been made in past decades, racism is still a very serious issue in the US. This is also one of the contributing factors to Black Americans being 10% more likely to experience serious psychological distress. Other factors this group also faces are po

During the last part of Mental Health Awareness Month, we will focus on one of the commonly misunderstood mental health disorders; bipolar disorder. It’s used to describe a person’s mood swings. While mood swings in some way are a part of the disorder, it is not a complete in

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