May brings many things….kids are looking forward to the end of school, flowers are blooming, spring cleaning takes place and people are planning for summer vacations. What else is May? Mental Health Awareness Month. May is a time not just to clean house and plant flowers; May is also a month to clean up our lives and plant new patterns of behaviors, learn more about mental health and do our part to enhance our lives and our mental health.
According to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), each year there are millions of Americans facing a mental health condition, additionally stating that 1 in 5 Americans will face a mental health condition in their lifetime. Whether or not you live with a diagnosable mental health condition, all human beings have mental health. It is our responsibility to protect our mental health when we can and reach out for help when we struggle to manage our mental health on our own.
Let this month be a time for raising awareness, becoming educated, supporting and advocating for mental health. There are are many ways to become involved in events regarding Mental Health Awareness Month. Click on the NAMI link I have attached to view ways to become involved this month in mental health awareness, education, support and advocacy.
If you or someone you know is struggling to maintain emotional health and wellness, therapy can be an incredibly positive and impactful tool. To learn more about how therapy can help, contact me.