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MENTAL WELLNESS

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as a state of well-being in which individuals realize their potentials by being able to cope, adapt to the normal stresses of life, and the ability to work productively and fruitfully by contributing to their communities. Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. YouBeThe1.Org is committed to ensuring that the physical, emotional, and mental gaps are healthy and intertwined in unison. Together we can be the difference by being literate; Together, we can be the difference by being knowledgeable, culturally competent, and supportive. Together we can be the difference by loving unconditionally and adding value to the lives of others. Together we can be the voice of hope, recovery, and resiliency. Together we can be the change we want to see in the world.

Together We Can Make A Difference

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

Mental Health First Aid was created in 2001 by Betty Kitchener, a nurse specializing in health education, and Anthony Jorm, a mental health literacy professor. The United States is just one of the many countries that have adopted the program from Australia.

Mental Health First Aid teaches about recovery and resiliency – the belief that individuals experiencing these challenges can and do get better and use their strengths to stay well. Mental Health First Aid helps you recognize risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns - strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

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SUICIDE AWARENESS

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the United States experienced a 30% increase in suicide rates between 1996 and 2016. AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research, and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

It is paramount that YouBeThe1.Org. creates a culture that is smart about mental health because too many people at risk for suicide do not seek help; therefore, we must find better methods to reach everyone who suffers and encourage schools, workplaces, businesses, churches, and communities to make mental health a top priority. We need to find better methods to reach those who suffer and encourage schools, workplaces, and communities to make mental health a priority.

AFSP brings hope to those affected by suicide: Whether people have lost someone or are struggling with suicidal thinking—they must know that they are not alone. AFSP brings people who have been affected by suicide out of the darkness and give them opportunities to help others. YouBeThe1.Org is committed to eradicating the stigma of mental illness, reducing suicide rates, increasing bully awareness, providing coping skills for bully-survivors, bullies, and everyone involved. Together we can be the difference.

DBSA CENTRAL GEORGIA

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a leading national organization focusing on mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, which affect over 21 million Americans, account for over 50% of the nation's suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.
DBSA offers peer-based, wellness-oriented support and empowering services and resources available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and videocasts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.

Through our extensive online and print resources and our nearly 600 support groups and more than 200 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.

DBSA Central Georgia's goal is to empower, provide hope, strength, courage, and build resiliency through the gathering of people who are surviving and thriving in life. The mission is to enable individuals to maximize their full potential, achieve and sustain wellness, become powerful, resilient, and not held prisoner by a diagnosis or their past.

Depression, bipolar, or mood disorders do not define us. People must know that it is perfectly okay not to be okay, and DBSA Central Georgia will help every step of the way. We've been there. We can help!