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The Children's Services Council of Broward County Reminds You May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

This is an extremely stressful time for everyone. Almost everything about our daily lives has been severely disrupted, so it is very understandable to feel overwhelmed and anxious. Millions of people around the globe are facing similar challenges and it is OK to admit that you are not feeling OK.  Help is available, however, when it comes to mental health, many people are hesitant to ask for help.

A variety of symptoms may indicate it is time to address your mental health, including irritability or persistent anger, sadness, feeling anxious, sleeping too much or too little, frequently feeling overwhelmed, engaging in impulsive behaviors, changes in performance at school/work/home, and experiencing trauma.

The Children's Services Council of Broward County wants you to know that many people, even outside of these trying times, experience mental health symptoms at some point in their life and symptoms can occur at any age and in people from all cultural backgrounds. It is important to ask questions, seek help, and most importantly, help those who may be experiencing issues regarding their mental health understand that they are not alone.

For information on services available in Broward County visit: or call 2-1-1.

About the Children's Services Council of Broward County

The Children's Services Council of Broward County is an independent taxing authority which was established by a public referendum on September 5, 2000, and was reauthorized on November 4, 2014, which, through Public Act, Chapter 2000-461 of the laws of Florida, authorized the Council to levy up to 0.5 mills of property taxes. The role of the Council is to provide the leadership, advocacy and resources necessary to enhance children's lives and empower them to become responsible, productive adults through collaborative planning and funding of a continuum of quality care. To learn more about programs and services the Children's Services Council funds, please call (954) 377-1000 or visit Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Above content provided by the Children's Services Council of Broward County.

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