Help for others
Is someone you work with or a loved one struggling with their mental health? Do they seem stressed? Are they acting differently—or is there something a little “off” in the way they’re behaving? Here are things you can do to offer support. Start by clicking the button below to better assess them on this mental health continuum.*
Mental Health Continuum
The mental health continuum illustrates the different mental health phases others may experience throughout their life and career. It also describes the physical and mental effects associated with each phase and suggests actions and resources that may help. The continuum includes the following phases:
- Healthy and adaptive coping (green)
- Mild and reversible distress (yellow)
- More severe and persistent functioning impairment (orange)
- Clinical illnesses and disorders requiring concentrated medical care (red)
It’s important to remember that one can move in either direction along the spectrum, which means there is always the possibility to return to full health and functioning.
|Actions to take at each phase of the continuum|
|Quick resources to help you|
Create a safe, supportive environment for those experiencing mental health challenges in the workplace.
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As family & friends
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These resources will give you a better understanding of mental health in the context of the experiences and pressures of first responders, as well as the broader population.
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