Monday, May 1, 2017

May is Mental Health Month

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As someone undergoing depression treatment, this is something that has become important to me. 

Mental Health Awareness Month

The green ribbon is for mental health.

I'm going to look for some books to read for this month as well. I may just re-read Prozac Nation, but I also may borrow some of the books from work on mental health.  And I just bought another of Elizabeth Wurtzel's memoirs, More, Now, Again. I'm going to try to get that one in this month.  

Breaking the stigma associated with mental illness is the goal of Mental Health Month.  From the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Mental Health Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.
1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family. Take action today to help others as we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care.
Throughout May, NAMI and participants across the country are raising awareness for the importance of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.
Help us spread the word, through the many awareness, support and advocacy activities below by showing you're #IntoMentalHealth.

And I'm still working on my memoir. The last few days I have been doing a lot editing. I'm trying to decide if I need to include some notes on some of the things I included that some people may not be aware of. 


Sandra Cox said...

I'm glad mental health is getting the attention it deserves.

Ann Bennett said...

I've a sister with schizophrenia. Medication helps so much but not completely. I look forward to the day when teenagers are checked via a blood test for schizophrenia. Medication or treatment to alter the course of the disease would be world changing. I say medication in that is key along with a low stress environment in helping my sister.

Elephant's Child said...

I am so very glad that the stigma associated with mental health issues is finally eroding. And look forward to the day when it disappears. Things hidden in the dark have a nasty habit of festering and growing.

Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

Such a huge, important topic. Thanks for advocating for Mental Health Awareness! I read in the post above that you suffer from depression, I am glad you're getting help (meds) as needed. So many suffer and don't get the help they need

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Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.

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