MyStrength: An online resource for mental health and wellness
Mental and physical health are equally important for overall well-being. The good news is that immediate, affordable resources can be easy to access.
One such resource available to Douglas County residents is an app called myStrength. The app provides free, confidential digital self-care resources 24/7. MyStrength offers a variety of programs, including mindfulness and meditation, improving sleep, reducing stress, controlling anxiety, managing depression, balancing intense emotions and coping with COVID-19.
The resource is made available to our community through a partnership with Douglas County, LMH Health, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, Heartland RADAC, DCCCA, Kansas Suicide Prevention HQ, Heartland Community Health Center and the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority. These partners recognized the need for a community resource that could easily be accessed whenever needed.
Handy health resources in your pocket
“We live in a busy world. Finding the time, energy and information you need to address and improve your personal health habits and needs can be very difficult and overwhelming,” said Derrick Hurst, Integrated Crisis Team director at LMH Health. “myStrength is an incredible resource that you can keep in your pocket or on your laptop and access anytime to take a more active role in improving your health behaviors.”
Douglas County residents ages 13 and older can access myStrength from any computer or mobile device. The platform is confidential, personalized to each user and allows individuals to set goals and track their changes over time.
Sign up for free at myStrength.com and enter access code: DCLMHHealth.