May is Mental Health Month
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH
During May is Mental Health Month, 2022, the Mental Health Association in New Jersey joins Mental Health America and others across the U.S. in highlighting the theme, “Getting Back to Basics” regarding mental health; this includes focusing on education about mental health challenges as well as how to help prevent and begin to address them. Please scroll to see valuable information and links available on this page and our home page. Follow us on social media, including: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
For additional information, please visit mhanational.org/may.
Back To Basics: Practical Mental Health Information
Have you ever felt hesitant to talk with others about feeling sad, emotional, anxious or any other type of mental health concern? Around half of people in the U.S. will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in their lives.
Good News! Since the start of the pandemic, more and more people are talking about mental health. An increasing number of folks are starting to see it for what it is: one important component of your overall health and well-being, just like your physical health. But mental health conditions, resources, and conversations may still feel complicated and out of reach to many. Are there common warning signs for mental health conditions or crises? What resources are out there – and how do I know if they’re right for me?
Having a widespread understanding of the topic can help people be more prepared in case that the individual or a loved one is experiencing a mental health condition or crisis; it can also help to break down the stigma of mental health issues that often keeps people from seeking the help they need.
During May is Mental Health Month, 2022, the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Mental Health America, and others across the U.S. in highlighting the theme, “Getting Back to Basics” regarding mental health. In additional to continuing to provide advocacy, training and resources, we will be sharing additional basic information to help build the knowledge base and comprehension.
Mental Health Screenings Available
Taking a free, confidential screen at mhascreening.org can help you to better understand what you are experiencing and get helpful resources. After that, consider talking to someone you trust about your results, and seek out a professional to find the support you need.
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Virtual Wellness Center
United by Wellness is a free virtual wellness center sponsored by the Mental Health Association in New Jersey where peers offer skills and tools for recovery to people living with mental health and/or substance use disorder(s). Members have access to 80 groups per week via Zoom or phone. Click here to register and for more information.
BACK TO BASICS
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