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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we want to help make sure you know the resources available to you to take care of yourself. JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry Program Assistant Samantha Monks put together an activity book for community members to learn about the link between mental health and nutrition. There is an educational introduction, a beginner’s grocery list for positive mental health, two anti-stress recipes, a mood-boosting foods bingo game for kids, and a food diary template. To download the pdf version, click here!

For adults or seniors looking to reach out for help, JFCS provides counseling services, including individual counseling and support groups. Our counseling support groups include Mindfulness & Meditation, Art & Contemplation, Dealing with Loss in Difficult Times, and an Open Space support group. Check our calendar for dates and registration information.

For anyone ages 12-22 looking to reach out for help (and parents), JFCS provides mental health services through UpStreet, an innovative teen mental health initiative. Head over to upstreetpgh.org to find out more about our services, get parent resources, schedule an appointment with a therapist, or message one of our counselors directly to find out what might be a good fit. Follow @upstreetpgh on Instagram for resources, encouragement, and mental health info.

Together, we can #endthestigma.