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  THE AFAM OASIS LLC 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN COLORS OF HELP SEEKING*

*THE PERSPECTIVE ON THIS PAGE IS EXCLUSIVELY THAT OF AFAM OASIS LLC AND IN NO WAY SUGGESTS ENDORSEMENT BY ANY ORGANIZATION, SPONSOR OR ANY OTHER REPRESENTED ENTITY IN THIS DIRECTORY

RED= SEEK EMERGENCY HELP

  • BLEEDING SEVERELY

  • THOUGHTS OF KILLING YOURSELF

  • DIFFICULTY BREATHING

  • CHEST PAIN

  • SEVERE ABDOMINAL PAIN

  • VOMITTING/COUGHING BLOOD

  • HEAD INJURY

  • DIFFICULTY SPEAKING

  • DIZZINESS

  • SERIOUS BURNS

  • CHANGE IN MENTAL STATUS

  • ABSENCE OF GOD RELATIONSHIP

  • CHANGE IN MENTAL STATUS

  • PERSISTENT DIARRHEA

  • BROKEN BONES

  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

  • BEING SEXUALLY ABUSIVE TO OTHERS

  • BEING PHYSICALLY ABUSIVE TO OTHERS

SEEK HELP FROM:

  • CALLING 911 IF MEDICAL CRITERIA MET

  • CALLING 988 IF MENTAL HEALTH CRITERIA  MET

  • GO TO NEAREST EMERGENCY ROOM OR URGENT CARE CLINIC

  • GOD IN PRAYER

BLACK= SEEK ROUTINE HELP

  • HIGH CHOLESTEROL

  • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

  • HIGH FAT IN MID SECTION

  • POOR NUTRITION (HIGH PROCESSED FOODS/FAT FOODS)

  • POOR SLEEP

  • PERSISTENT PAIN/HEADACHES

  • POOR HYDRATION

  • PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION

  • GAMBLING ADDICTION

  • MENTAL HEALTH DISTRESS

  • SUPERFICIAL SELF HARMING BEHAVIORS

  • ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE NEGATIVELY IMPACTING SELF OR OTHERS

  • BEING PSYCHOLOGICALLY ABUSIVE TO OTHERS

  • DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD

SEEK HELP FROM:

  • PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN

  • NUTRITIONIST/DIETICIAN

  • PSYCHIATRIST

  • QUALIFIED THERAPIST

  • PASTOR

  • GOD IN PRAYER

  • CONCERNED SPOUSE/FRIEND

GREEN= SEEK SELF HELP

  • GET NEEDED SLEEP

  • EXCERCISE 3-5 DAYS PER WEEK 30 MINUTE MINUMUM

  • MAINTAIN BALANCED DIET OF WHOLE FOODS WITHOUT ADDITIVES

  • LOVE GOD

  • LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR/ENEMY

  • PRAY

  • WORSHIP/PRAISE

SEEK HELP FROM:

  • YOU

  • GOD IN PRAYER

  • YOUR BODY - LISTEN

  • THE HOLY SPIRIT - LISTEN

  • CARING FEEDBACK - LISTEN

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