Today begins Mental Health Awareness Month. Every year during this month, I post articles, information and stories about mental health. This is something that affects everyone: whether you are suffering with a mental disorder or you are a caregiver. But here’s the thing – this month isn’t just about mental illness, it’s about mental health, it’s about mental wellness. So let’s come together and give this the extra attention, give you the extra attention you deserve. Because we all deserve to be healthy – in our bodies, in our souls and in our minds.
So let’s start with some basic facts about mental health and stay tuned for more throughout this month.
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 www.crisistextline.org 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.
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