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Emotional Health and Hurricane Preparedness: A Community Learning Circle to Reduce Mental Stress in Times of Uncertainty
May 24, 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm CDT
When you hear “hurricane season,” do you feel anxious?
Do you feel afraid and overwhelmed due to prior disasters?
If so, you are not alone. The vast majority of Houstonians report that they feel worry and stress related to potential hurricanes, floods, and other climate disasters in a variety of ways, including eating or sleeping too much, constantly checking the weather, or feeling restless with difficulty focusing.
Please join your friends and neighbors for a supportive roundtable discussion about self-care and coping methods that can calm you when weather worry strikes. The discussion will focus briefly on prior experiences of attendees and at length on simple preventive actions that you can take to alleviate uncertainty. You will take home a personalized emotional preparedness plan and learn two easy coping methods when feeling mild distress or nervousness.
Who We Are
The Healthy Minds, Healthy Communities initiative was created in response to the mental health impacts of COVID to:
- Support overall emotional wellness
- Help communities strengthen and grow existing support systems
- Build new networks to emotional health providers
- Find new ways to break down stigmas around mental health
No one should feel alone in our communities. Healthy Minds, Healthy Communities aims to help us care for ourselves, our family, our friends and our neighbors.
Healthy Minds, Healthy Communities (HMHC) is a mental health initiative administered by The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD. It is a community-initiated care model providing behavioral health related outreach to at-risk communities across Harris County, Texas.
Beginning with ten neighborhoods, HMHC provides tools and training so community members can better support each other in times of emotional need.