May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
- We must all carefully mind our mental health, just as we do our physical health, and help our friends, loved ones, and community do the same.
- Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.
- While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health.
- There are practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency regardless of the situations we are dealing with.
- It’s important to recognize your emotions and own your feelings, work to find the positive even when facing adversity or loss, reach out and try to connect with others, and create healthy routines to take care of yourself.
- There are ways that everyone can be supportive of friends, family, and co-workers who are struggling with life’s challenges or their mental health.
- Feelings of anxiety, fear, and uncertainty are NORMAL, but there are steps we can take to help ease them.
- New free service for SC residents: anonymously take a Self-Check Questionnaire and connect with a counselor who can offer guidance, support, and resources to help connect you with mental health and addiction services. Go to https://hope.connectsyou.org to get started!
- LCCMHC is open and accepting new patients while taking precautions to ensure safety of patients and staff. Click here for more information.
South Carolina Department of Mental Health: https://scdmh.net
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Month
Mental Health of America: https://www.mhanational.org/mental-health-month
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/