Mental Health


You're Never Alone

About the 988 Hotline: The 988 hotline is a dedicated emergency helpline designed to offer immediate assistance to individuals experiencing emotional distress or suicidal thoughts. Launched as a response to the growing mental health crisis, this hotline serves as a direct line to trained professionals who can provide support, resources, and immediate help.

How It Works: When someone dials 988, they're promptly connected to a local crisis center from a national network, ensuring they receive appropriate care and resources based on their location and individual needs.

Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Issues

  • Mood Changes: Frequent and unexplained shifts in mood, prolonged feelings of sadness, or manic behavior.
  • Withdrawal: Decreased interest in social activities, hobbies, or interactions that once brought joy.
  • Changes in Sleep: Insomnia, frequent waking in the night, or sleeping more than usual.
  • Decreased Energy: Persistent feelings of fatigue or lack of motivation to complete daily tasks.
  • Changes in Appetite: Significant weight gain or loss, or changes in eating habits.
  • Feelings of Hopelessness: Persistent thoughts that life isn’t worth living, or a sense that things will never improve.
  • Physical Symptoms: Unexplained aches and pains, headaches, or digestive problems.
  • Anxiety: Persistent feelings of worry, restlessness, or being overwhelmed.

Importance of Seeking Help

  • Early Intervention: Recognizing and addressing mental health issues early can lead to better outcomes and prevent problems from escalating.
  • Professional Guidance: Therapists, counselors, and psychiatrists have the training to help individuals navigate complex emotional and mental challenges.
  • Support System: Building a network of support, whether it's through therapy, support groups, or helplines, can make a significant difference in recovery and ongoing mental health management.

Seeking Help

  • Seeking Help is Strength: Admitting you need assistance and seeking out resources is not a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it takes courage to acknowledge challenges and take proactive steps toward well-being.
  • You’re Not Alone: Millions of people experience mental health issues, and there's a vast community of individuals, both professionals and peers, ready to support you.
  • Immediate Assistance: If you or someone you know is in distress or facing a crisis, the 988 hotline and other resources are available 24/7 to provide immediate assistance. Every moment matters, and help is just a call away.

Every Choice Matters

Discover the importance of conscious consumption and mental health. Here's how they are interconnected and why you should care.


The Dangers of Overindulgence

Fact 1

According to the World Health Organization (as of my last update in 2021), globally, 58% of alcohol-related deaths are due to injuries, cancers, cardiovascular diseases, and liver cirrhosis.

Fact 2

Over 3 million deaths worldwide are linked to excessive alcohol consumption each year.

Fact 3

Chronic heavy drinking can lead to serious health complications, including liver disease, heart disease, and increased risk of certain cancers.




I never thought a few extra drinks could hurt, but that one night I chose to overindulge led to an accident that changed my life forever.



Overdrinking seemed fun in college, but it became a pattern. Before I knew it, I was facing liver complications in my late twenties.



I watched a close friend struggle with the effects of overconsumption. It not only impacted his health but strained our relationship and his connection with family.

Responsible Drinking

Tips for Responsible Drinking:

  • Know Your Limits: Everyone's tolerance for alcohol varies. Pay attention to how your body responds and set a limit for yourself. Remember that even small amounts of alcohol can impair judgement and coordination.
  • Drink Slowly and Eat While Drinking: Consuming alcohol with food can help in slowing the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream. Pace yourself, and try to have no more than one standard drink per hour.
  • Plan Ahead for a Designated Driver or Alternate Transportation: If you plan to drink, ensure you have a safe way home. This might mean appointing a sober friend to drive, using public transportation, or leveraging ride-sharing services.
  • Remember: It's Okay Not to Drink: You don’t have to drink just because others are. Choose what feels right for your health and situation. Your well-being should always come first.

Check your self

1. Frequency of Alcohol Consumption

2. Quantity of Alcohol Consumption

3. Reasons for Drinking (Select all that apply)

4. Effects of Drinking

5. Mood and Emotions

6. Anxiety Levels

7. Interest in Activities

8. Relationships

Scoring Rubric

0-4 Points: No significant concerns. Indicates low or moderate alcohol consumption and minimal mental health issues.

5-9 Points: Moderate concerns. Suggests moderate alcohol use and/or some signs of mental health issues. Should be monitored.

10-14 Points: Elevated concerns. Indicates frequent or heavy drinking and/or more serious mental health issues. Professional consultation may be beneficial.

15 Points and Above: Significant concerns. Suggests heavy alcohol use and/or severe mental health issues. Professional intervention is likely needed.