Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which is a time when we recognize the significant role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being.
There is a mental health crisis in the United States. Nearly 1 in 5 children are affected by a mental disorder each year. These alarming numbers have elevated behavioral health to the forefront of the national conversation.
This is the time to check in with our kids, grandkids, or with others and ask, “How are you doing?” Each of us has the ability to help break down barriers and start real conversations about behavioral health. Talking openly and honestly about mental health challenges is a powerful way to stop the stigma around these conditions and empower more people to seek help when they need it.