No more than ever we need to watch out for one another.

It has been a tough year and a half for all of us. From losing jobs, the pandemic, homeschooling the kids, and more, everyone has had a boatload of stress added to their lives. Sometimes it all just becomes too much for some people.

Most of us have lost someone to suicide and with the heightened level of stress in the world today, we need to watch out for one another now more than ever. That is why the Genesee Health System is launching a campaign to help those in need. This campaign is trying to get those that are struggling to "speak up and reach out."

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If you are struggling or know someone who is, there is a 24/7 helpline that you can call. The crisis and virtual care hotline is 810-257-3740. You can also text "FLINT" to 741741 if texting is a better option for you.

The Genesee Health System is also taking additional steps to make sure that the community has enough people to help those in need as well. Suicide prevention training licenses are now available at no cost for those that want to help. If you feel moved to help, click here for all the details.

I don't care who you are, what you believe, what your political views are, the color of your skin, your age, or if you have two left feet...if you are struggling and need help, reach out to someone for help! There is absolutely no shame in asking for help!

Source: Mid-Michigan Now

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