FAIRBURY, NE — Psychological well being issues in southeast Nebraska.
That’s the message Jefferson County Diversion Companies Director Peggy Galloway is selling. She says monitoring psychological well being proper now could be extra essential than ever.
“There’s simply lots of people which might be actually careworn and the stress from the adults filters right down to the youngsters,” Galloway stated. “As if being a child isn’t exhausting sufficient, add COVID… and also you’ve obtained lots of people which might be actually careworn.”
Galloway partnered with the Lincoln non-profit Wellbeing Initiative to put dozens of yard indicators and flyers round Fairbury for Psychological Well being Consciousness Month. The indicators characteristic a QR code linking to the Wellbeing Initiative website. From there, folks can discover sources to get assist.
“As a result of it’s form of a maze typically in the event you don’t know the place to succeed in out,” Galloway stated. “For those who’re in a really careworn scenario your self, it’s even more durable to seek out the locations that it’s essential get to.”
The indicators are just the start of what Galloway hopes will turn out to be a full-scale public relations marketing campaign. She is working with a graphic artist and hopes to arrange occasions with different teams this summer season.
She hopes improved entry to psychological well being sources will assist these in diversion and stop others from winding up within the system.
“I simply need folks to begin the dialog,” Galloway stated. “(I need to) make make psychological well being as essential as bodily well being and do away with the stigma that comes with that.”
Galloway is working to get funding for the PR marketing campaign. She hopes it will possibly begin as early as June.