May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. Recovery is possible. Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.
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Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all.
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Allen Parish’s Behavioral Health Unit is dedicated to providing compassionate treatment to patients experiencing mental illness and addiction. Treatments include group and individual therapy, and professional counseling with board-certified psychiatrists and social workers.
Small Actions Equal Big Impact
If you are worried about your mental health or are worried about someone you know, there are resources and people out there who are willing to help, no matter what your situation is. Talking about mental health helps promote acceptance and encourages people to seek help. Whether we share resources, encourage others to seek help, or simply are there for someone when they need us, we instill hope and can help others to reach out when they need to most.
Self-Care is Important for Your Mental Health
Despite life’s stressors, there are many things that you can do to maintain positive mental health, including self-care. Mental health is essential to your overall health and quality of life. When you take care of yourself, your physical and emotional health improve; you become more resilient and can find ways to manage stress in a healthy and positive way. Taking care of yourself is an essential part of your mental health. What does self-care look like to you?
We Play a Part in One Another’s Mental Wellness
Language matters. The language we use to talk about mental health can either perpetuate prejudice and discrimination or promote acceptance and compassion. When it comes to mental health, words matter. It is up to each of us to be a lifeline, sharing in a commitment to care for ourselves and those around us. When we use open and compassionate language around mental health issues, we empower ourselves and encourage others to find the help they need.
Let’s Support Each Other & Make it Okay to Seek Help
Be aware of the signs and symptoms of mental health issues so that we can all work together to support one another. If you are worried about your mental health or are worried about someone you know, there are resources and people out there who are willing to help, no matter what your situation is. Whether we share resources, encourage others to seek help or simply are there for someone when they need us, we instill hope and can help other to reach out when they need it most.
No Matter the Situation, There is Always Help & Hope
Losing a loved one to mental health issues can leave families devastated and heartbroken. Let’s honor the memories of those we have lost and prevent others from managing their mental health challenges alone. If you or someone you know is in a mental health crisis, Text or call 988 or chat 988lifeline.org for FREE confidential support 24/7.
SAMHSA - Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration