For more Information on Mental Illness, How to Cope, How to Help and When to Seek Treatment:
(These are my current go-tos but I will add to the list as I find more. Enjoy!)
Help Guide – great overviews of stress, mental health and any related topics as well as ways of managing them
Mayo Clinic – solid and helpful information on mental illness and medical conditions and treatments available
National Alliance for Mental Illness – lots of information for persons and family
Rethink Mental Illness – good information on mental illness
Information on Substance Abuse (Drugs):
On the Wagon – great resource for information on drinking, drug use, types of drugs and how to get help
Information on Suicide:
Suicide Prevention Lifeline – U.S.-based; Information for persons in crisis, struggling with suicidal thoughts or friends or family members of persons dealing with suicidal thoughts/urges
Samaritans – U.K.-based; Information for persons in crisis, struggling with suicidal thoughts or friends or family members of persons dealing with suicidal thoughts/urges
Wake Forest University – great resource for information on How to Identify Signs of Suicidality, Prevention, Intervention and Additional Info
GET Self Help – great worksheets to help you understand what’s going on and tools to help you work through it.
GSU Guided Relaxation Exercises and Meditations – a variety of relaxing exercises and mindfulness meditations with downloadable audio tracks (mp3) and printable copies.
Gratitude Journal – a journal to take note of 5 things that went well each day. By focusing on the positive, we begin to see more positive things and feel more positive each day! It is a fun exercise to do on the worksheet provided in the link or in your own notebook. (*Mine is pink with flowers! :)*)
Positive Steps to Wellbeing – a worksheet that outlines coping skills for managing stress and improving wellbeing.
Progressive Muscle Relaxation is considered the most powerful relaxation exercise as it involves tensing and releasing of the different muscle groups in the body. This worksheet outlines a simple way for effective practice of this technique.
STOPP Worksheet – A great overview of Cognitive Restructuring to help you respond to situations in a more balanced way by changing your thoughts.
Drugs.com – awesome interaction checker for persons taking multiple medications
Reports about Cayman:
Cayman National Drug Council – annual reports of student drug use in Cayman
WHO AIMS Mental Health Services Report 2014 – WHO report of mental health services available in Cayman
PAHO Adolescent Health and Sexuality Report – PAHO report on adolescent health and sexuality in Cayman
*For anonymous support 24/7 in Cayman call CICC Hotline at 943-2422*
**For emergencies Dial 911 or go to the emergency room for immediate assistance.**