May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time when we should increase awareness of the importance of our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. By engaging in more conversations about mental health, we can battle the stigma and prejudice keeping people with mental illness from seeking the help they need. Here are some ways you can help your mental health this month and onwards:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) kicks off National Prevention Week from May 8th to May 14th, 2022 this year and we are excited to be participating. SAMHSA will be delivering interactive activities virtually through its public education platform. Let’s join the communities and organizations that raise awareness of the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health. We all have a role!
May 7th is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day- a day focused on the importance of supporting every child’s mental, emotional, and behavioral well-being. ADHD, anxiety, behavioral problems, and depression are the most diagnosed mental disorders in the U.S. among children, with some of these commonly occurring together.
Not all survivors of sexual assault react the same way. There are many emotional, physical, and behavioral responses to these crimes. Therapy has been proven one of the most effective approaches to sexual assault trauma. Through therapy, survivors can reduce PTSD symptoms and psychological distress. A therapist may also help you identify triggers and positive coping strategies.
When children are born, parents aren’t immediately equipped with the skills and experience they’ll need to help their kids with all of life’s problems. It‘s a learning process and while parenting classes and advice from friends and family can help some, problems can be so challenging that parents need the support of trained professionals to guide them to what is best for the health, wellbeing, and treatment of their child.
Alcohol counseling is crucial in your journey towards an alcohol-free life. The goal of counseling is to equip you with the right attitude and confidence to resist the urge to drink and cope with the negative emotions you may feel.A counselor provides you with guidance and emotional support by understanding your history and unique recovery process.
According to AddictionCenter.com, an estimated 20-30% of the LGBTQ+ community abuse substances. Substance abuse is prevalent among members of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community because of the social stigma and challenges they face in achieving fair and equal treatment.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are disorders caused by mental or physical impairments, typically present at birth. An intellectual disability is characterized by a limited mental capacity and a lack of skills to handle typical daily routines and social situations. The condition originates before the age of 18. These children can gain independence through support programs and special education services.
Mental health issues can occur in anybody, regardless of gender and age. However, there are certain mental health disorders more prevalent in women. The female’s biology plays a role in mental health; hormonal changes and imbalance can affect brain chemistry, causing mental health and mood changes. Women are also more impacted by certain socio-cultural influences and disparities than men, leading to negative emotions that can impair mental health. Here’s a deeper look into the common mental health issues among women.