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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Awareness is an issue that Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. has shown a spotlight on from a national level with our program Zeta Sings the Blues. Our national mission is to destigmatize mental illness, provide awareness, and educate our communities to increase overall well-being.

Beta Omicron Zeta Chapter will be launching a social media campaign across multiple platforms that will further bring awareness to certain issues and provide resources and connections for those who need them.

POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Mental Health Resource

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355967

 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

 

Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD.

 

Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve function.

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL HEALTH

Mental Health Resource

https://www.verywellmind.com/the-mental-and-physical-health-connection-7255857

 

To understand why mental health and physical health are so closely linked, it’s important to remember that the distinction between the two is less important than we may assume. Our thoughts, moods, and mental state may feel abstract or separate from the physical, but they are all happening as part of our brain activity.

MUSIC THERAPY

Mental Health Resource

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapy-types/music-therapy

 

Humans have long appreciated the healing and cathartic power of music. Music taps into a primal sense of rhythm that we all possess. But modern music therapy began after World War II, according to the American Music Therapy Association. When community musicians visited hospitals to perform for veterans, the soldiers seemed to improve both physically and emotionally, eventually prompting the institutions to hire professionals for the job.

 

Music therapy continues to be practiced in hospitals, adding a therapeutic layer for patients hospitalized by illness or injury. It can help patients cope with emotional trauma and physical pain or feel more confident, joyful, and connected. Outside of a clinical setting, people can still enjoy these benefits, as music can stir emotion, prompt discussion, facilitate expression, and lower stress.

EMOTIONAL DETACHMENT

Mental Health Resource

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-emotional-detachment-5121166

 

It is important to remember that emotional detachment is not a mental health condition, but it might be a symptom of some mental disorders.  Emotional detachment can have many different causes. These can include past experiences and psychological conditions, but it can also be purposeful behavior that can be used as a way to cope or set boundaries in overwhelming situations.

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Mental Health Resource

https://americanaddictioncenters.org/blog/substance-misuse-mental-health-disorders

 

Do addiction and mental health disorders go hand in hand? Can one cause the other? If you experience both, which one should you treat first? Learn the answers to these questions and more, and explore treatment options for co-occurring/dual-diagnosis disorders.

 

Substance use disorders and mental health disorders often occur simultaneously. In fact, there are synonymous terms—co-occurring disorder and dual diagnosis—to describe this very condition, which is relatively common.

Come back to this page regularly to see updated information, additional community partners, and more!

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