I always thought March Madness had to do with all of the annoying March snow/ice storms but later learned it is a busy time where many winter sports are ending their season and the rise/fall of our favorite college sports teams. For those non winter sports fans, we are likely cleaning up the remnants of winter from our homes in hopes of an early Spring and this can lead to our own person March Madness. However, it can also be a season where our mental health may suffer. We may become frustrated by Spring not arriving soon enough as we struggle with the ice and remainder of cold/snow after a long winter or simply because illnesses or death has struck our family and we are having a hard time coping. Whatever the personal reason is that may escalate your own “March Madness” please know that our mental health professionals at JMHS are here to help. Our emotions are complicated and sometimes talking to a professional is the solution. If you are experiencing any mental health challenge, please call us at 1-320-769-4323 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Kris Jacobson, LNHA, LALD, MBA
JMHS Interim CEO