Is Valentine's Day leaving you feeling blue? 

Is Valentine’s Day leaving you feeling blue? 

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate your loved ones, but some often overlook the mixed emotions this day could provoke for people recovering from a bad break up, a loss of a loved one, or struggling with their mental health.  In fact, if the overload of hearts has triggered your anxiety, you are not alone.  

If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health, call the LSF Health Systems Access to Care Line at 1-877-229-9098 to speak with a licensed clinician 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Broken Heart Syndrome 

Yes, broken heart syndrome is a real condition. It is a temporary condition that causes chest pains that some may mistake for a heart attack. This can be caused by stressful situations, such as a break up or death. However, this condition is treatable, and symptoms can usually be reversed within a couple of weeks.  

Ways to Cope 

Even though this day may bring sadness, there are a few ways to make this day improve.  

  • Focus on people who are close to you.  

This includes family and friends; having a stong support group is essential to help get through tough times. 

  • Live in the present. 

Start thinking about what is going on now instead of focusing on what went wrong in the past.  

  • Get moving. 

Staying active releases endorphins that reduce stress and boost happiness. 

LSF Health Systems is one of seven Managing Entities in managing health care for people facing poverty and do not have health insurance. This includes people and families to gain access to mental health care services. With this service, people at risk for or diagnosed with mental health disorders can seek the assistance they need. These services include prevention, intervention, treatment, and care coordination.