Mental Health Awareness Month

May 30, 2023
Health Care

People of all ages are in despair and suffering from the mental health crisis that is sweeping the nation. So many of us know someone who feels broken and alone, including children and young adults who are grappling with life after years of isolation during the pandemic. 

This Mental Health Awareness Month, my message is that YOU matter. You are loved, you are valued, and you make a difference to everyone around you. We are all silently fighting our own battles and the smallest gestures can make the biggest impact. 

Never underestimate the power of a simple phone call from a neighbor, a kind word, or even a smile towards a stranger. By showing compassion, you can be the reason someone feels comfortable to ask for the help they need. 

Most importantly, always remember you are not alone. If you or a loved one are struggling with a mental health crisis, please pick up the phone and text or dial one of the following lifelines: 

  • If you are facing a mental health crisis, dial the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. 
  • If you are a veteran in need of support, dial 988 then press 1
  • If you are a new or expecting mother, dial 1-833-9-HELP4MOMS.
  • If you are struggling with substance abuse, dial 1-800-662-HELP.

At the end of the day, we’re stronger together. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you or someone you know needs help. It just may save someone’s life.

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