Mental Health Affects Everyone
Our mental health profoundly affects every area of our lives which is why it should be a priority now and then to assess how our mental selves are doing. And because the month of May is dedicated to spreading awareness about Mental Health, there’s no better time than today.
Everyday Mental Health
There are so many reasons why caring daily for our mental health can get shoved to the back burner. Life is hard, busy, expensive, and exhausting. But all of those feelings can lead to further stresses on our mental health, making everything that much harder. Before you hit your breaking point, there are some things you can do everyday to reduce stress and give your mental health a little love. Start small, and choose one thing you can do today. But if your mental health is really struggling, there’s nothing wrong with asking for help.
Finding Reliable, Professional Help
We live in a marvelous time when resources for mental health are numerous, varied, and becoming more accessible. So if you don’t know how to get started, don’t let that stop you from getting the help you or a loved one needs. Here are some resources to help you start to find reliable professional help in your area, or online.
National Institute of Mental Health – Get immediate Help in a Crisis
Mental Health America – Finding Help: When to Get it and Where to Go
MentalHealth.gov – If you or someone you know has a mental health problem, there are ways to get help. Studies show that most people with mental health problems get better and many recover completely.
SAMHSA – SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders. There’s also an online treatment locator.