Howard County is showing up for our loved ones. Emotional support humans show a willingness to reach out and listen compassionately to loved ones living with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges.
Together, our efforts make a difference. Join our growing movement and learn how to ask questions about mental health. Show up as an emotional support human for the people you care about.
Across Howard County, and all across the nation, people are speaking up about mental health and checking in with each other to see how they’re doing. It’s a movement of people deciding to push past any sense of awkwardness in talking about mental health challenges, a movement that believes in taking down barriers, and a movement of people who are determined to be their caring, compassionate selves. It’s a movement that can include you.
You’ve seen a change in their daily routines. Perhaps, they’ve lost interest in doing the things they love. Maybe, they just seem like they’re having a bad day. You have the power to check in with your friends and loved ones. A small gesture or kind word can go a long way and, together, these small acts of bravery add up to a healthier Howard County.I want to learn how to reach out »
You know you want to show up—but it might be hard to figure out what to say or what to ask. The good news? There’s no special training needed to get started.Give me some easy conversation starters »
Connecting with loved ones doesn’t just have to be in a conversation. You can show your support in actions too. Consider practical and realistic options.Tell me how I can help »
Can you think of a time when giving or receiving support successfully helped you or someone you care about? What worked well in that conversation?