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  • Writer's pictureSazi Wald, MSW, LSWAIC

Resource Packet: Essential General and Mental Health Resources Tips and Tools for Support

Updated: May 17

If you are comming across this post than you have probably just attended an event or training and are interested in some mental health and basic need resources. From coping with daily stressors to managing more serious conditions, having access to the right resources can make a world of difference. This PDF should help a bit. I have also made a PNG of them here but the hyper links are only working on the PDF.

**Grounding and Safety Plans:** Grounding techniques are strategies that can help bring someone back to the present moment when they are feeling overwhelmed or dissociating. A safety plan, on the other hand, is a personalized, practical plan that includes coping strategies and social supports to help someone manage their emotional crisis. Both of these plans can be incredibly helpful for individuals dealing with mental health challenges. The templates provided in the PDF should help you get started.

**Finding a Therapist:** One of the most important steps in managing mental health is finding a therapist who can provide support and guidance. The PDF provides information on where to find therapists, including online directories, community mental health centers, and private practices. It also includes tips on how to choose the right therapist for you, such as considering their expertise, approach, and compatibility with your needs.

**General Basic Need Resources:** Meeting basic needs such as food, shelter, and healthcare is crucial for maintaining good mental health. The PDF includes information on where to find resources for these basic needs, including food banks, homeless shelters, and low-cost healthcare clinics. It also provides tips on how to access these resources and advocate for yourself if needed.

**Tips for Dealing with Overstimulation:** For many people, crowded areas can be overwhelming and lead to feelings of anxiety or overstimulation. The PDF offers practical tips for managing these situations, such as taking breaks in quiet spaces, using noise-canceling headphones, and practicing deep breathing exercises.

I hope that these resources help a bit! Remember, you're not alone, and there are people and organizations ready to support you on your mental health journey.

Mental Health and General Resource Packet 5.14.24
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