Mental Health is a core part of any functioning society. The state of the mind can have an adverse effect on how things unfold in a person’s day to day activity. This is why at STER we prioritize the mental health of survivors and victims of abuse. We are invested in helping survivors deal with the trauma caused by their abusers as well as providing a stable atmosphere where they can heal.
The STER Mental Health Toolkit is a resource we created to help you take care of yourself in the event of a mental health-related episode, crisis, or relapse. The need for this arises because a mental health-related crisis can occur at any time and any day.
The Toolkit is created in partnership with The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and will address key and most common issues that survivors have to deal with on a daily basis. Some of these are:
- Anxiety: Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. When the mind has associated something to be stressful, every time you come across that thing, your body reacts differently. Meaning that there can be triggers and it is best to know, avoid, and learn to manage them. To learn more, click here
- Depression: Depression happens to be one of the most common mental health crises in the world. Its a state of the mind that affects your mood and shows an unwillingness to do or participate in anything. To learn more, click here
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): PTSD is a mental health disorder that can be triggered by anything that reminds the survivor. This can be small, clour, environment, lights, touch, songs, etc. To learn more, click here
- Sexual Disorders: After an abuse, a survivor is most likely to experience some sort of sexual disorder. This is linked to the fact that the survivor has had a traumatic experience. To learn more, click here
- Suicidal Ideation: Suicidal ideation refers to thinking about suicide. It is important to know the causes, early signs, and how it can be prevented. To learn more, click here
What to Expect from the Mental Health ToolKit
Each kit contains:
- An infographic describing the issue, symptoms, coping mechanisms, and resources for further support.
- Links to useful online materials (articles, videos, and podcasts); and,
- Worksheets created by STER to help you navigate your emotions and chart your progress.
- A survey form for you to give us feedback on the resources and how we can make it better.
This toolkit is free and available to everyone. We hope to reach more survivors with the toolkit and make helpful information and resources available and accessible to those who need it.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.