The Behavioral Health Division has continued to provide services throughout the COVID19 health crisis for residents of Stickney Township. We are following CDC guidelines including wearing masks. Depending on need and preference, therapy sessions are offered in-person, virtually, and also by phone. If you have further questions, or would like to schedule an intake appointment, please contact Melinda at (708)237-8946.
Take Care of Your Emotional Health!
As we continue to live with the current COVID19 health crisis, it is important to remember to take care our emotional well-being. Many of us are struggling with anxiety during these challenging times. There are some things; however that your can do to help with anxiety. Reaching out to a friend or relative to talk; eating healthy, exercising, maintaining a daily routine (including a sleep schedule), and meditation can help calm anxiety.
If you are experiencing continued difficulty implementing strategies to deal with anxiety, the Behavioral Health Division of Stickney Public Health District can offer support. Residents of Stickney Township who are considering our services for the first time can contact us at 708-237-8918 for a brief consult with a therapist.
We provide individual, family, and couples therapy. Call 708-237-8918 to schedule an intake appointment.
The Behavioral Health Division Is An Ally Of LGBTQ Individuals
In one national survey, LGBT adults reported higher rates of discrimination compared to heterosexuals. This is one of the most understood causes of minority stress. The level of victimization and discrimination impacts both mental and physical health.
For example, one study showed an increased suicide risk, and another showed higher risks for some types of cancer.
LGBTQ youth are also exposed to many minority stressors, such as harassment and discrimination. The result is a strong risk factor for suicide and suicide attempts. Studies have found high rates of victimization among LGBTQ youth. In one nationwide survey, 84.6 percent of LGBTQ youth reported verbal harassment and 40 percent reported physical harassment. This can result in an increase in mental health problems.
Combating homophobic attitudes is the key to protecting LGBTQ youth. In addition, studies have also concluded that family acceptance, caring adults, and school safety promote health and well-being of LGBTQ youth.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Behavioral Health Division at (708)237-8918 for further information.