IT’S IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE WHEN YOU NEED HELP

As a crisis case manager, my job is to provide immediate support when you may need it most.
We are here to guide you toward ways to cope with the stresses of life, be physically healthy,
have good relationships, make meaningful contributions to your community and realize your
full potential. Crisis case management is here to assist with creating a safe space to thrive.

There are many different things you can do to improve your mental health at home, including:
• Practicing gratitude, which means being thankful for the good things in your life. It’s
helpful to do this every day, either by thinking about what you are grateful for or writing it
down in a journal. For example, when you are stressed, you may not notice that there are also
moments when you have some positive emotions. Gratitude can help you to recognize them.
• Taking care of your physical health, since your physical and mental health are connected.
• Connecting with others. Humans are social creatures, and it’s important to have strong,
healthy relationships with others. Having good social support may help protect you against the
harms of stress.
• Developing a sense of meaning and purpose in life. This could be through your job,
volunteering, learning new skills, or exploring your spirituality.
• Developing coping skills, which are methods you use to deal with stressful situations. They
may help you face a problem, take action, be flexible and not easily give up on solving it.
• Meditation, which is a mind and body practice where you learn to focus your attention and
awareness.
• Relaxation techniques are practices you do to produce your body’s natural relaxation
response. This slows down your breathing, lowers your blood pressure and reduces muscle
tension and stress.

Our vision is to improve the quality of life in southeast Kansas. We provide assistance during a
mental health crisis or emergency situation. Our services are always available 24 hours a day,
7 days a week by calling one of our six-county service area office numbers or our toll-free
number, 1-866-973-2241. A crisis call will be directed to a qualified mental health
professional who will consult and may refer or schedule an assessment to provide needed
follow-up.

Kylie Cromer
Crisis/Adult Case Manager
Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center

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