May is Mental Health Awareness Month
For our neighbors experiencing or at risk of homelessness, each new day marks the beginning of another struggle.
For these individuals and families, mental health challenges and housing insecurity are often deeply intertwined. Having a mental illness or struggling with addiction makes an individual more likely to experience homelessness and makes it more difficult to find permanent housing. A lack of stable housing on the other hand, can also be the cause of or exacerbate mental health issues.
At The Light House we are committed to breaking these painful cycles of mental health challenges and homelessness. Our programs provide the building blocks of a healthy and meaningful life, including safe housing, food, and connections to medical care and mental health care.
Recently, our county has seen an increase in mental health related issues as well as an increase in fentanyl related overdoses. As a result of these rising issues, we are providing links to various trainings and resources. We encourage all those who support The Light House to participate in trainings, have the Crisis Response number readily available, and seek help if needed.
Community Health Awareness:
- Narcan Training through aahealth.org
- Mental Health Resources through aamentalhealth.org
- Crisis Response Call: 410-768-5522
We also encourage you to visit our Get Help page and reach out to us if you are struggling to keep food on your table, keep or find secure housing, or to access other basic needs. We are here for you and together we can build a stronger community.
Thank you for being a part of our Light House Family!