COVID-19 has forced us all to face completely unprecedented times. Now, more than ever, it’s of the utmost importance that we prioritize our wellness to maintain our mental, emotional and physical health.
Dealing with the stress and anxiety during coronavirus may feel overwhelming. In times of uncertainty, connecting with friends and family can really help in managing feelings of fear and anxiety, and be good for your health.
Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. We welcome other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities.
On behalf of the community behavioral health organizations we support across the country, we are proud to recognize Mental Health Month and celebrate the behavioral health heroes on the frontlines. To help you do the same, we are sharing the following resources for consideration:
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and intends to help break the stigma of mental illness and to encourage people to get the help they need. There are nearly 450 million people worldwide living with a mental illness and two thirds never seek treatment. Mental Health Awareness Month is a reminder that you are not alone – 1 in 5 people experience some sort of mental illness at least once in their lifetime. Particularly now amid the coronavirus pandemic, Outcome Health is committed to supporting patients’ dealing with stress and anxiety. Everyone faces challenges that can impact their mental health and there is nothing wrong with seeking help to manage it.