The first thing I want to say is...if you are in crisis and need immediate emergency assistance, call 9-1-1 or Crisis Response of SE Minnesota at (844) 274-7472. The second thing I want to say is you are not alone dealing with depression, anxiety, bi-polar, or a ton of other mental health issues. You're not broken, you're not weird, you're not a mistake, and you deserve respect and love just like everyone else. It is easy to think and feel like you don't matter, but. You. Matter.

Crisis Text Line

Text 741-741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273-TALK

(800) 273-8255

Call 9-1-1

If someone is in immediate danger to themselves or others. When you're calling law-enforcement, aks for someone with CIT training (Crisis Intervention Team).

Olmsted County Victim Services

Crisis line: (507) 289-0636

Business line: (507) 328-7270

Crisis Response of Southeast Minnesota:

(844) CRISIS-2

(844) 274-7472

Women's Shelter

Crisis line: (507) 285-1010

Business line: (507) 285-1938

Farm & Rural Helpline

(833) 600-2670

Family Service Rochester (link)

(507) 287-2010

There are so many "national months of...", why does Mental Health Month matter? One in five Americans is affected by mental health conditions, but many won't talk about it because there's still stigma attached to mental illness.