May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental health challenges can be overwhelming, but you don't have to face them alone. There are many resources available to help, including therapy, support groups, and hotlines. Here are some resources to check out.
1. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI is a nationwide organization that provides education, support, and advocacy for individuals and families affected by mental illness. They offer a helpline staffed by trained volunteers who can provide information, referrals, and support. Contact information: Call the NAMI HelpLine at 1-800-950-6264, text "NAMI" to 741741, or visit their website at www.nami.org.
2. Crisis Text Line: Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7 support for people in crisis via text message. Trained crisis counselors can help with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, and more. Contact information: Text "HOME" to 741741 to be connected with a crisis counselor, or visit their website at www.crisistextline.org.
3. Mental Health America: Mental Health America is a nonprofit organization that works to promote mental health, prevent mental illness, and improve the lives of people affected by mental health conditions. They offer a variety of resources, including information on mental health conditions, online support groups, and screening tools. Contact information: Visit their website at www.mhanational.org for more information and resources.
Remember, we all have to work together to overcome the stigma around mental health disorders. It starts by checking on yourself and getting help when needed.