LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — These are unprecedented times and a lot of us are facing feelings we've never had before. If you're one of them, you're far from alone. As part of our efforts to help with the Las Vegas Rebound, 13 Action News Anchor Tricia Kean shows us it's best to meet your emotions head on.
NORMAL TO FEEL ANXIOUS
"So much of this is out of our control," said psychologist Dr. Stephanie Woodard, who says it's important to acknowledge all the changes in our lives right now.
"It's very normal for people to actually be feeling anxiety, depression, sadness, grief," she added.
What isn't normal for so many is facing those emotions.
SOMEONE TO TALK TO
"Sometimes it helps to have someone else to talk to and to brainstorm about ways that you can be coping," she said.
To help, Dr. Woodard is spreading the word about services available through Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers.
CALL DAY OR NIGHT
President and CEO David Robeck says they're still open for business even though they are unable to have group or private sessions due to the pandemic.
"[Anyone] can call our main telephone number at any time, day or night," he said. "A fully licensed clinician will be on the other end of that."
FREE ONE-ON-ONE SERVICES
Once they assess your needs, they're able to set you up with one-on-one online services.
Best of all, it's absolutely free for those who can't afford it, and it's open to the whole family.
"We treat everyone from a little child, to a senior citizen. Any age," said Robeck.
NOTHING WRONG WITH REACHING OUT
Dr. Woodard says if you're not sure you need help, there's nothing wrong with reaching out and speaking with a licensed therapist.
"We all need to get through this and we're gonna get through it together. So the more we can stay connected with others, the more successful we'll be," said Dr. Woodard.
Click here for more information on getting help in the Las Vegas area or call 702-474-6450.