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Join the conversation. Change the conversation.

 

You can help United Way of West Florida (UWWF) change the conversation around mental health in our community. In times of crisis, like the one we face now, it's especially important to support mental health. Studies show that one in five adults experience mental illness, yet less than half receive the support they need. Many individuals do not seek mental health treatment because of a lack of resources or the feared stigma attached to mental illness. 

 

What You Can Do to Change the Conversation

The social distancing our community is practicing can lead to increased feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, boredom, anger, frustration, irritability, and even stigmatization if you are sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Learn to recognize these feelings and reach out to family, friends, or other people in your support network or a trained professional to talk about your mental health.

 

What UWWF is Doing to Change the Conversation

With localized partnerships, United Way aims to change the conversation about mental health in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. By providing access to quality affordable health care, United Way's partners ensure that our communities get the mental health resources they need.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, suicidal, or dealing with other mental health challenges, please dial 211 and a 211 Northwest Florida Information and Referral Specialist will connect you to local resources and services that can help.

 

United, we can change the conversation around mental health.