Tyler-Smith County League of Women Voters Observe Mental Health Awareness Month

Jasmine Cobb, LMSW Mental Health Clinician LWV Board of DirectorsBy Jasmine Cobb, LMSW

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! The League of Women Voters of Tyler-Smith County supports mental health awareness and advocacy not only in May, but also year-round.

The League continues to be proactive in promoting community wellness by hosting educational community initiatives throughout the year to unite people in local and surrounding areas to exercise their right to vote.

Experiencing Covid-19 globally has revealed there are no exemptions when it comes to crises of this magnitude. Every single person somehow feels the ripple effects of this crisis, albeit to varying degrees.

Texas primary elections have taken place on schedule, but local elections and primary run-offs are currently postponed due to Covid-19.

Time is winding down to the general election in November, and it is overcast with uncertainty of what to expect logistically of the voting process.

Coincidently, the feeling of uncertainty is also the overarching theme of what is left of the figment many of us had of the future.

This exemplifies why mental health is extremely important now more than ever.

If you or someone you know are in need of support please utilize the numbers below.

• 9-1-1 in case of emergency
• Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor.
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
• Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
• National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522.

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LWV-Tyler/Smith County

PO Box 6271

Tyler, TX 75711