Barriers to mental and emotional health are part of the problem, and the stigma against mental and emotional health is part of the problem as well. We have many resources to manage mental and emotional health within our community. Still things stand in the way: inadequate health care, lack of money, lack of knowledge about where to go for help, and a reluctance to take that first step. Where do you go when you’re feeling angry, fearful, sad, bitter, depressed, vengeful, overwhelmed? Without a coping mechanism, these things can spiral out of control.