Mental Health

The Issue

Mental health and wellness is our physical, emotionalpsychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. Mental Health and Wellness is personal…it is determined by the connection between mind/body/spirit.

Mental Health and Wellness determines how each person handles stress, relates to others, and makes choices.  

According to Mentalhealth.gov, Mental health and wellness is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. 

… we are all walking around with experiences and struggles — all kinds of things — and we sometimes think we’re the only ones going through them.

Kevin Love

Professional Basketball Player, Cleveland Cavaliers

What We Do

We listen.  We don’t judge.  We offer compassion.

We ask about your thoughts.  We talk about expectations. We help you to identify what you are feeling.  We help you think about things from a different perspective.  

We guide you in developing tools to move through challenges.  We provide encouragement. 

We talk about mindset.  We talk about the future.  We lead you to create habits and disciplines that empower you to live a mentally healthy lifestyle.

Generation Text Online provides community organizations, school districts, sports programs, social service agencies, and workforce development agencies across America with the resources to educate individuals on: 

  • Factors that affect mental health and wellness
  • Routines and habits for living a mentally healthy lifestyle
  • The importance of daily work on the mind/body/spirit connection to achieve wellness
  • Warning signs of mental illness 

Generation Text Online provides community organizations, school districts, sports programs, social service agencies, and workforce development agencies across America with the resources to:

  • Understand the factors that affect mental health
  • Identify the warning signs
  • Establish practices for mental health and wellness
  • Develop a support network.

Early Warning Signs

From mentalhealth.gov
  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

What we can do

This 21st Century Mental Health and Wellness Framework provides participants with knowledge, reflection and an action plan to implement daily practices.  Participants will develop a mindset that it is important to strive for lifelong psychological, social and emotional health. The framework provides participants wit the opportunity to talk about negative coping behaviors, substance abuse, self-harm, suicide and the negative stigma and cultural attitudes towards mental illness.  Onsite or online professional development, trainings, and coaching available.

Develop Tribes and Small groups to allow existing communities to work together to implement the Mental Health and Wellness Framework.

Studies are showing more and more that a holistic approach to health – linking physical, social, emotional, and mental health – is necessary for mental wellbeing. This approach also helps a great deal with managing and recovering from mental illness. (headtohealth.gov.au) 

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS CURRICULUM

Generation Text Online provides a learning opportunity for youth ranging in age from early elementary to adulthood in order to learn how to practice mental health and wellness.  The goal is to develop the habits and skills in order to build a foundation of mental health.

… we are all walking around with experiences and struggles — all kinds of things — and we sometimes think we’re the only ones going through them.

Kevin Love

Professional Basketball Player, Cleveland Cavaliers