It Is Okay to Ask for Help

Walking through the door to ask for help can be frightening and intimidating.  There is a stigma associated with admitting weakness; there is the fear of being judged by someone who doesn’t know you.  And how do you explain how you feel to someone else when you can’t find the right words?

It’s OK to not be OK; it’s also OK to ask for help.

In other words, you don’t have to live in isolation thinking you’re the only one who feels like you do. You’re not the only one who feels scared, depressed and lonely.  You can reach out and walk through the door of our safe space that we call The Meeting Place, and we’ll be here to listen.

Admitting you need some help and reaching out to ask for it is the most courageous thing you can do.

Asking for help is a powerful first step, and you can do it anywhere, even from the privacy of your own home.

Here Tomorrow will assist those brave enough to ask for help with creating a personalized plan to change their situation, whatever that means to you. Here Tomorrow is here to let you know that you are not alone.  According to the State of Florida Duval County Community Health Needs Assessment, mental health is the number one public health challenge in Duval County. The surveyors talked with people in our community from every zip code; they talked with people of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, socioeconomic status and all ages across the life span.

We are here to help you explore your options and identify what you are looking for to change your current situation. When you peel back the layers, there are often some highly stressful problems at the root of a mental health crisis. These problems are likely solvable, and sometimes it is multiple stressful problems occurring in the same time proximity that make us feel trapped or overwhelmed to the point of defeat.

You know yourself better than anyone else.

We collaborate with service organizations and mental health care practitioners to help you find what you might need, when you need it.  Here Tomorrow is always here to serve you, and there is no cost to you for our services.

Here are advice and reflections from people who have been there. Take the next step.

You’ve got this.

“The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [experiencing a mental health struggle], you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club.”


“Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.”


“Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, YOU ARE NOT THE RAIN.”


“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.”


“I keep moving ahead, as always, knowing deep down inside that I am a good person and that I am
worthy of a good life.”


“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”


“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.”


“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”