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May is Mental Health Month

While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. That’s why this month’s awareness is so important!

MENTAL HEALTH

You are not alone 

Now more than ever before, it is important for the mental health community to come together and show the world that no one should ever feel alone.

Mental Health Month’s purpose is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses, such as the 18.1% of Americans who suffer from depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder; the realities of living with these conditions; and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. It also aims to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses.

Nearly 450 million people worldwide are currently living with a mental illness, yet nearly two thirds of people with a known mental illness never seek treatment.

Every May for Mental Health Awareness Month, we encourage you to help us #breakthestigma associated with mental health disorders by sharing your story to inspire those facing similar challenges.

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TOOLKIT

Mental Health Tips for Sucess

mental health month -tip 1 - own your feelings

Mental Health Tip 1

Owning Your Feelings

It can be easy to get caught up in your emotions as you’re feeling them. Most people don’t think about what emotions they are dealing with, but taking the time to really identify what you’re feeling can help you to better cope with challenging situations.

Mental Health Tip 2

Eliminating Toxic Influences

Certain people and situations in life can trigger us to feel badly about ourselves or engage in destructive behaviors. Identifying the toxic influences in our lives and taking steps to create boundaries or a new life without them can improve mental and physical health over time.

mental health month - tip 2 - toxic relationships
mental health month - tip 2 - toxic relationships

Mental Health Tip 2

Eliminating Toxic Influences

Certain people and situations in life can trigger us to feel badly about ourselves or engage in destructive behaviors. Identifying the toxic influences in our lives and taking steps to create boundaries or a new life without them can improve mental and physical health over time.

mental health month - tip 3 - healthy routines

Mental Health Tip 3

Creating Healthy Routines

It can feel impossible to get everything done, let alone take care of yourself – especially if you’re already struggling with a mental health concern like depression or anxiety. By creating routines, we organize our days in such a way that taking care of tasks and ourselves becomes a pattern that makes it easier to get things done without having to think hard about them

AWARENESS

Focus on Women’s Mental Health 

Depression is the most common mental health problem for women. Yet, 80% of women with depression feel better after treatment. Check out this infographic provided by the National Council for Behavioral Health for more stats!

women's mental health infographic

Getting Help

If you feel you or a loved one are suffering from mental illness, feeling sad, or just feeling overwhelmed, give us a call.