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Your Mental Health Matters!

Your Mental Health

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. You should be aware of signs of behavioral health problems, so you can get the help you need.

Did you know?

  • More than 70% of Americans felt symptoms of depression in the weeks following the terrorist attacks.
  • Depression can be successfully treated more than 80% of the time.
  • About 13% of children between 9 and 17 years old have an anxiety disorder.
  • Between 3 and 5% prcent of school-age children have attention-deficit disorder.
  • Every hour and 45 minutes another young person commits suicide.
  • The suicide rate among Native American adolescents and young adults accounts for 64% of all Native American suicides.
  • Between 28 and 30% of the U.S. population has a mental health disorder, substance abuse disorder, or both.

Do You Feel or Have:

  • Regular worry or irratability
  • Regular sadness
  • Anger, aggression, or verbal sarcasm
  • Frequent temper tantrums
  • Overreaction to criticism
  • Guilt for no good reason
  • Helplessness or hopelessness
  • Low self-esteem
  • Changes in sleep or regular nightmares
  • Changes in your appetite
  • Pessimistic about the future
  • Decreased attendance in school or things you used to enjoy
  • Extreme changes between talkativeness and quietness
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

What Do I Do Now?

If you experience several of these symptoms ongoing for two weeks, GET HELP. Don't ignore them. Talk to your primary care physician or mental health professional.

Who Do I Call?

There are many resources available to help you.
Here are some important and helpful numbers:

First Aid For Your Mental Health…

Do things one at a time – avoid the superman urge

Talk it out – find a level-headed person you can trust

Escape for awhile – find a quiet spot away from others

Work off your anger – try physical activity or do a hobby

Make time for fun – laugh, smile, relax

Do something for others – take your mind off yourself

Know your limits – learn to accept what is

Take care of yourself – eat well and rest

Give in occasionally – admit you can be wrong

Take deep breaths or even cry – relieve some anxiety

Avoid self-medication – alcohol, prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal drugs

Avoid perfectionism – pat yourself on the back for what you can do well

Alcoholics Anonymous 602-264-1341
Center Against Substance Abuse (CASA) 1-888-446-CASA
Suicide Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE
National HIV/AIDS Hotline 1-800-342-AIDS
Mental Health Association of AZ 1-800-MHA-9277
Area Agency on Aging 1-888-272-3472
Children's Info. Center (Info. & referral, advocacy for kids with special needs) 1-800-232-1676
St. Vincent de Paul (Shelter, food, medical care) 602-495-3004
GRIC Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) 520-562-3321
GRIC Behavioral Health Clinic 520-562-3321
GRIC Alcohol/Drug Abuse Program
District 3
District 5
District 6

GRIC Social Services 520-562-3711
GRIC Law Enforcement 520-562-3361
GRIC Health Education/Wellness 520-562-3318
GRIC Family Assistance 520-562-4106
GRIC Confidential HIV/AIDS Testing Program 520-562-3318
This information provided by:
Gila River Regional Behavioral Health Authority
Located at: Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital
Gila River Health Care Corporation address and phone