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 in 2021.

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 -- has put additional 1-hour educational sessions onto their calendar. 

Here are the upcoming sessions:

Mondays, February 8th from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Saturday, March 20th from 10 AM to 11:00 AM

Saturday, April 10th from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

These sessions will not cost you a penny but you must register before attending.

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These sessions will teach you, "how to recognize depression and to access help when and if it is needed."

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.

For more information on Ocean Mental Health Services and their upcoming events and other resources, visit OceanMHS.org or give them a call at (732) 349-5550.

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