Meet some of the people whose lives were transformed with the help of Vibrant’s work and programs. Hear their stories, their words, and their voices, through these stories of hope and change.


4 Practices for Building Your Self-Esteem Today

It’s not uncommon to desire higher self-esteem. We all want to walk around confidently in our own skin. However, maintaining a healthy level of self-esteem can sometimes feel challenging. Between work stress, the effects of past or present emotional stressors, day-to-day worries and everything else life throws at us, we might sometimes find it difficult… View Article

Trusted Emotional Health and Wellness Services You Should Know

Throughout the winter and into spring, our mental health can be impacted. Especially now, in the 24/7 media age with a global pandemic and graphic news headlines, many people are experiencing heightened anxiety and stress. While it’s not always realistic to control your environment, it is possible to control how and where you receive emotional… View Article

A Compassionate Presence in Times of Uncertainty: 10 Years of the Disaster Distress Helpline

By Lidija Hurni, M.S.Ed., LMFT Program Manager of the Disaster Distress Helpline Hope is the cornerstone of emotional recovery from disaster – hope that healing and rebuilding are possible. Since 2012, the national Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) has worked to instill hope in thousands of individuals by promoting a sense of safety, calmness and connectedness… View Article

Volunteer Opportunities in Disaster Emotional Care

Following major disasters, concerned individuals often reach out to the Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) seeking volunteer opportunities in providing emotional support to survivors, responders, and others impacted by the event. Christian Burgess, Director of the DDH, a program of SAMHSA administered by Vibrant Emotional Health, offers an overview of how anyone with an interest in… View Article

SAMHSA Notice of Funding

On December 20, SAMHSA announced further investment to prepare for the implementation of 988’s launch as the new dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The funding includes $105 million to states to build up staffing capacity, and $177 million to strengthen and expand the existing Lifeline network operations, infrastructure and capacity. As the… View Article

Practicing Wellness this Holiday Season

By Lisa Furst, Chief Program Officer at Vibrant Emotional Health The end of 2021 is rapidly approaching, and we are fully in the midst of the holiday season. We can feel so many things at this time of year – joy and excitement, pleasure and anticipation, love and goodwill. But even in the most ordinary… View Article

Single Source Funding Notice

On November 10, SAMHSA announced a Single Source Funding Notice which awarded $152 million to Vibrant Emotional Health in preparation for 988’s launch as the new dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Vibrant Emotional Health is currently preparing its response and we look forward to sharing information with the crisis center network and… View Article

Caregiving in Crisis: Resources for Families and Caregivers Feeling The Effects of COVID-19

At Vibrant Emotional Health, we understand that the coronavirus pandemic has presented an array of mental health challenges for people at all stages of life. Our goal is to support the full spectrum of mental wellness to help everyone receive emotional support and care when, where, and how they need it. This is where we… View Article

Vibrant’s Statement on the Derek Chauvin Verdict

It is gratifying that George Floyd’s murderer will know accountability, and his family may receive a small measure of peace. We know that there is so much more we must do to achieve justice in our nation. Justice would mean that George Floyd, Daunte Wright, Breonna Taylor, Ma’Khia Bryant and so many others would be… View Article