Depression and anxiety rates have sky rocketed in 2020 for obvious reasons, so Ocean Mental Health Services is looking to do their part to raise awareness and to help those in need.

The truth of the matter is that a lot of people are struggling in 2020 right now, especially because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Ocean MHS wants to ensure everyone has the knowledge and the tools they need to not only get through this, but to bounce back!

OceanMHS -- who is known as a community behavioral health leader -- is offering a 1-hour session on Saturday, December 12th at 10 AM EST that will teach you, "how to recognize depression and to access help when and if it is needed."

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This will include learning about the signs and symptoms of depression and the various resources that are available for those who need to seek help if needed.

According to an Ocean Mental Health Services employee, " The COVID-19 pandemic not only has physical and financial impacts, but quite serious emotional and mental impacts as well.  Increases in depression, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts are on the rise and nd it is happening not just in adults, but in children, adolescents and young adults.  It is so important to talk not just about our physical well-being, but social, emotional and mental well being as well."

This event is free to the public thanks to a grant from the Investors Foundation who we cannot thank enough for their contribution.

This event will be health virtually through Zoom which will be sent to you after you register.

If you would like to register for this event, CLICK HERE.

If you can't attend this event, don't fret because 10 more sessions are going to be scheduled throughout the rest of 2020 and possibly into the beginning of 2021. (I will let you know about these dates & times once they are announced)

For more information on Ocean Mental Health Services and their upcoming events and other resources, visit OceanMHS.org.

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