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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mental Health Month: Get Help Friday

Mental Health Month
#GetHelp Friday #MentalHealthMonth: Deciding to get help is a big step. There are many options for treatment, self-care being one. This includes exercise, which can have a moderate effect on depression. FoF holds weekly Yoga classes in Queens and Staten Island, free for active and retired FDNY firefighters and your family members. Learn more under “services” and contact us to get started.

Mental Health Month: Get Screened Wednesday

Mental Health Month
#GetScreened Wednesday #MentalHealthMonth: A screening is not a diagnosis, but it can be a helpful tool for starting a conversation with your doctor or a loved one about your mental health. MHAScreening.org is anonymous, free, and uses proven tools to learn about your mental health only takes a few minutes. More at Mental Health America.

Mental Health Month: Get Informed Tuesday

Mental Health Month
#GetInformed Tuesday #MentalHealthMonth: Lifestyle is 1 of 4 risk factors for mental illness. Substance use can increase chances of developing a mental illness and having a mental illness can increase risk of using substances according to Mental Health America.

Tuesday, May 26: This Week at FoF

NEWSLETTER
Check out this week’s newsletter about Checkpoint Charlie College Scholarship, donation from Bravest Foundation, and FoF Yoga class. Receive this straight to your inbox every two weeks by signing up below.
SERVICES

Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge in all 5 boroughs. Below is an overview by day – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Counseling / Brooklyn / By appointment
Internet Counseling Program / Accessible from anywhere at any time
On the Line 24/7 Crisis Hotline 1-866-339-7717 / Accessible from anywhere at any time
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

TUESDAY:
Biofeedback / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 10AM – 6PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / 10AM – 1PM / Staten Island / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Bronx / 9-11AM & 5-7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia / Staten Island / 10:15 – 11:15AM

THURSDAY:
Acupuncture / Manhattan / 10AM – 7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / Rockaway Park / 7:30 – 8:30PM
Women’s Group / Brooklyn / 11:30AM – 1PM

FRIDAY:
Biofeedback / Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Staten Island / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / By Appointment

Mental Health Month: Change Perception Monday

Mental Health Month
#ChangePerception Monday #MentalHealthMonth: Mental Health America asks “When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. So why don’t we do the same for individuals who are dealing with potentially serious mental illness?” It’s just as important to diagnose and treat a mental illness #B4Stage4. Learn more through Mental Health America.

Memorial Day 2015

Mental Health Month: Get Help Friday

Mental Health Month
#GetHelp Friday #MentalHealthMonth: Deciding to get help is a big step. There are many options for treatment, alternative medicine being one. This includes programs such as Acupuncture and Biofeedback, which FoF provides at no charge for active and retired FDNY firefighters and your family members. Learn more under “services” and contact us to get started.

Mental Health Month: Get Screened Wednesday

Mental Health Month
#GetScreened Wednesday #MentalHealthMonth: Early intervention is cost effective. The earlier that mental health problems are caught and treated, the less it costs and the better the results. MHAScreening.org is anonymous, free, and uses proven tools to learn about your mental health only takes a few minutes. More at Mental Health America.

Mental Health Month: Get Informed Tuesday

Mental Health Month
#GetInformed Tuesday #MentalHealthMonth: #Environment is 1 of 4 risk factors for mental illness. Children exposed to abuse, neglect, divorce, domestic violence and having parents who have substance use issues, mental illnesses, or are in jail are more likely to experience depression, alcohol problems, behavioral problems, or job problems, according to Mental Health America.

Mental Health Month: Change Perception Monday

Mental Health Month
#ChangePerception Monday #MentalHealthMonth: There are 4 stages of mental health conditions, just like other health conditions, ranging from mild to severe. Learn more about each stage through www.MentalHealthAmerica.net