It’s Glow Time: Stevens Institute Lights Up for Neon Nights to Support Mental Health
By Lauren Patetta The Bissinger Room at Stevens Institute had never seen so much color. Strings of neon stars hung from the walls, bright streamers ...
Protests against the confirmation of the outcome of the presidential election on January 6 gave rise to violence and disorder in the U.S. Capitol building. We know that these events can be upsetting, frightening, and even traumatizing, especially as we continue to grapple with the effects of the global pandemic and racial injustice. It is expected and reasonable during moments such as this to experience a range of reactions, including feeling unsettled or anxious, and everyone’s response will be unique.
Now, more than ever, it is important to acknowledge the fear and discomfort that we may be feeling, and to take time to help ourselves and the people around us. While the desire to stay informed and engaged is understandable, it is also important to attend to feelings of being overwhelmed and to prioritize self-care.
Here are some resources that can help as we navigate the uncertainty of this moment.
We can help each other process these challenging moments in healthy ways, and remind each other that we are not alone.
If you or someone you know needs help immediately, text “START” to 741-741, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), dial 911, or go to the nearest emergency room. Find more information and resources at jedfoundation.org/help.
If you or someone you know needs to talk to someone right now, text, call, or chat 988 for a free confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7.
You can also contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741-741.
If this is a medical emergency or if there is immediate danger of harm, call 911 and explain that you need support for a mental health crisis.