Dr. Rick Lee

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Dr. Rick Lee, Psychologist and Executive Director of Central Minnesota Mental Health Center, chatted with me yesterday about how common mental illness is, and how we all need to take a more common sense approach at looking at it, and making sure that people in central Minnesota know that there are a lot of resources available to help those in crisis, those who want to help people they are concerned about, or even if they just are wondering, "Is the way I'm feeling right now normal? If not...what can I do to feel better?"

CALL THE CRISIS LINE INSTEAD OF 911

One of the greatest tips I heard Dr. Lee offer, was the ability for anyone right now feeling depressed, lonely, out of control, or having other feelings that are making them sad, is that people can call the crisis line, and it works much better than just calling 911.

THE CRISIS NUMBER: 1-800-635-8008

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SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

You can also call and schedule an appointment to speak with someone about your situation. Services are available to everyone, whether or not they have the ability to pay, as they offer a sliding scale to help meet everyone's needs.

320-252-5010 (The St. Cloud number but can be used to get to any location).

You can listen to the interview by clicking the play button below.