Mental Health Awareness Month

This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between May 5, 2020 and May 18, 2020.

May 5, 2020

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the national theme for 2020 is “Tools 2 Thrive.” Bringing awareness to our mental health this year comes at a time when we are living during the COVID-19 pandemic. This virus has changed our daily life and has affected both our physical and emotional wellbeing. Stress, isolation, anxiety, fear, and grief are emotions that can affect our mental health in negative ways.

The “Tools 2 Thrive” were developed to include fun, lighthearted strategies that serve to bring balance and a brief respite to the stress of today’s uncertainty. The ideas and strategies associated with “Tools 2 Thrive” are not meant to diminish the seriousness of how our lives are being affected by this global pandemic, but were developed to share ways of coping and reaching out for help. This link will take you to a monthly calendar for daily resources. Here is a mental health guide as well prepared by the World Health Organization.

The following resources are also available to our Florida Poly family:

For students:
– On-campus: contact CARE Services at 863-874-8599 to set up an appointment
– Off-campus: contact Peace River Center at 863-519-3744

For employees: 
– Visit the Employee Assistance Program: E4 Health

–You may also contact Peace River Center at 863-519-3744

If you have any questions or would like further information, feel free to contact Kristin Stokes.