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from NAMI.org
Voice Awards Honor Advocates, Films and TV Shows NAMI recognizes the advocates, films and television shows that portray mental illness in a respectful way.
Technology as a Tool for Recovery—A Promising Practice
Howie Mandel: No Laughing Matter
YANA: I’m Not Crying For Your Attention
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ARE YOU IN CRISIS? GET HELP NOW...

Emergency Services Programs (ESP)
Department of Mental Health (DMH)
*24 hr. mental health assessment and referral
(800) 322-1356 or;
(508) 564-9690

Psychiatric Assessment Team (P.A.T.)
Cape Cod Healthcare
*24 hr. mental health assessment and referral
(800) 513-4728

Samaritans on Cape Cod & The Islands
(800) 893-9900
(508) 548-8900 

or click on these links...

MBHP ESP Boston Directory 

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EMERGENCY SERVICES PROGRAMS (ESP)
Community-based emergency services are available to
help individuals having a mental health and/or substance abuse crisis!
There are alternatives to hospital emergency departments!

ESP Service Descriptions:

All ESP providers answer a toll-free 800# and provide in-person behavioral
health crisis assessment, intervention, and stabilization services 24 hours
per day/7 days per week/365 days per year (24/7/365).

Each ESP offers alternative settings in the community to hospital
Emergency Departments (ED’s) for individuals seeking behavioral
health services, voluntarily and/or when use of a hospital Emergency
Department may not be medically necessary.

Emergency mental health and/or substance abuse services are available
in a crisis situation.  If you, a a family member and/or friend are in crisis,
please call the numbers above


Need help locating Health and Human services on Cape Cod or the Islands?

Dial 2-1-1 or go to www.mass211help.org

counseling                             
suicide prevention                
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domestic violence                 
financial assistance             
food pantries
emergency shelter                
parenting education             
housing
addiction programs
disability services
mentoring
child care
legal assistance                    
donating
senior services
veterans’ services
…and more

  • Toll Free
  • Available 24/7
  • Free, confidential, multilingual/TTY


*The Department of Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team on CAPE COD is
a
vailable 24/7, all forms of Medicaid are accepted and services are
also provided to the uninsured on Cape Cod
.

IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS, PLEASE ALSO GO TO THE NAMI MASSACHUSETTS WEBSITE: 
WWW.NAMIMASS.ORG AND CLICK ON CRISIS INFO.   

 

MANAGING YOUR PERSISTENT FEARS AND ANXIETIES...

By: Stanley Popovich

Everybody deals with anxiety and depression, however some people have a hard time in managing it.
As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their most persistent
fears and every day anxieties.

When facing a current or upcoming task that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, the first thing you
can do is to divide the task into a series of smaller steps. Completing these smaller tasks one at a time
will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.

Sometimes we get stressed out when everything happens all at once. When this happens, a person
should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off of the
problem.  A person could get some fresh air, listen to some music, or do an activity that will give them
a fresh perspective on things
.

A person should visualize a red stop sign in their mind when they encounter a fear provoking thought.
When the negative thought comes, a person should think of a red stop sign that serves as a reminder
to stop focusing on that thought and to think of something else. A person can then try to think of something
positive to replace the negative thought.

Another technique that is very helpful is to have a small notebook of positive statements that makes
you feel good
. Whenever you come across an affirmation that makes you feel good, write it down in a
small notebook that you can carry around with you in your pocket.  Whenever you feel depressed or
frustrated, open up your small notebook and read those statements. This will help to manage your
negative thinking.

Learn to take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of
the week, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things
and that includes learning how to deal with your problems. You never know when the answers you are
looking for will come to your doorstep. We may be ninety-nine percent correct in predicting the future,
but all it takes is for that one percent to make a world of difference.

Take advantage of the help that is available around you. If possible, talk to a professional who can help
you manage your depression and anxieties
. They will be able to provide you with additional advice and
insights on how to deal with your current problem
.  By talking to a professional, a person will be helping
themselves in the long run because they will become better able to deal with their problems in the future. 
Remember that it never hurts to ask for help.

Dealing with our persistent fears is not easy.  Remember that all you can do is to do your best each day,
hope for the best, and take things in stride. Patience, persistence, education, and being committed in trying
to solve your problem will go along way in fixing your problems.

BIOGRAPHY:

Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non
Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective
in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/ 


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