Mental Health Awareness Month


Tuesdays are usually long for me, but I didn’t want the day to pass by without recognizing it as the first day of Mental Health Awareness Month. However that affects you–whether you are suffering with a mental disorder, you are a caretaker, or a caregiver, or you simply want to understand more–whatever it is, you are not alone.

That bears repeating: forget the stigma, the stereotypes, what anyone else thinks or says: you are not alone.

You are not alone. 

And if you aren’t alone, then you’re not the only one going through this. There are others out there who understand what you’re going through, who relate to what you’re going through, and who can help you, because they’ve been there.

You are not alone. 

It’s a good reminder to have.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or mental stress, text ‘Start’ to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741. It’s free, confidential; and someone is available to talk to you 24/7. You can visit their website for more information.

You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-8255).

Or you can contact the National Alliance on Mental Illness (800-950-6264) for support and local referrals.

You can also go to Mental Health America to find a support group in your area.

We are not alone. So let’s stop acting like we are.

#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #MentalHealth #MentalWellness

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