Pend Oreille County Counseling Services
- Annabelle Payne – Director & County Coordinator
- Theresa Allen – Clinical Director/DMHP
- Renee Morrison – Crisis Manager
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday, excluding holidays (see holidays below)
Telephone: 509-447-5651 or 1(800) 404-5151 [TDD 509-447-0480]
Main Office: 105 S. Garden Avenue, Newport, Washington
Mailing Address: PO Box 5055, Newport, Washington 99156
Outreach Offices: Cutter Theater in Metaline Falls & Selkirk School District, dependent on available resources
Afterhours Crisis Services: (BHR Worldwide) @ 1(866)847-8540.
Crisis services requiring immediate service and/or possible danger to public – call 911 or
Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Dispatch @ (509)447-3151
Provide quality services
Maximize and effectively use our resources
Actively collaborate with community partners
Potential Warning Signs
· Talking or joking about death, dying, or suicide
· Making a plan to die
· Not caring about things that used to matter
· Giving away important things, or hinting at not being around anymore
· Signs of depression, like sadness, moodiness, anger, hopelessness
· Abusing alcohol or drugs
· Changes in behavior, mood, or just not seeming like themselves
· Changes in appearance or performance
What You Can Do
· Show them that you care
· Ask how they are feeling
· Listen carefully
· Get help right away
· Never promise to keep this a secret
· Keep talking until someone listens
Where to Get Help
First Call for Help – Pend Oreille County Counseling Services 509.447.5651
Afterhours Crisis line 1.866.847.8540
National Suicide Help Line
For helpful websites and more information please check out this link. Also feel free to download and print as a resource.
Mental Health is integral to overall health. Research shows that stress is closely linked to high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. It also shows that people who feel depressed or chronically stressed may have a greater risk of physical illnesses. Take steps to protect and improve your mental health, such as eating healthy, exercising regularly, learn/use stress management techniques, having good social supports and getting help when you need it. Source: www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may
CRITICAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES for COLLEGE STUDENTS
With the pressures facing most people today, it is essential to take your mental health seriously. This is especially true for college students and young people whose lack of experience in the real world could lead to major mental health issues resulting from stress, overwork, fatigue, or even the onset of a more serious mental illness. In fact, up to 75% of college students with possible mental health issues do not seek help for what ails them.
MOST COMMON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES FACING COLLEGE STUDENTS and young people are Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Addiction, and Eating Disorders to name a few.
WHAT’S YOUR ANTI-STRESS?
For college students and young people who do not struggle with significant mental health issues, there are still actionable steps to take in order to relieve stress and anxiety. Some suggestions to take into consideration are Physical Activity, Sleep and Diet Changes, Therapy and Counseling, Relaxation Exercises and Psychiatric Care.
Follow these links to for more Mental Health Resources for College Students:
Healthline provides a very comprehensive overview of bipolar disorder as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.
Check this link out for more information: http://www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder
Below are links to a variety of websites on Healthy Minds, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Admin, Admin on Aging, Alzheimer Association, Veteran’s Administration, Suicide Prevention and other sites with valuable information about mental health awareness.
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