• May is Mental Health Awareness Month


    May is Mental Health Month, and it has never been more important than this year.

    Until now, there were still some people who believed that mental health wasn’t everyone’s concern. They thought that our annual mental health resources – even though they were shared with millions – were aimed at just a small group of people – the one in five who have a mental health concern in any given year.

    That isn’t the case today.

    Just weeks ago, we had no idea that all our worlds were going to be turned upside down by the coronavirus. Or that the associated worry, isolation, loneliness, and anxiety would be something that literally everyone – all five in five – would experience.

    The good news is there are practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency – and there are ways that everyone can be supportive of friends, family, and co-workers who are struggling with life’s challenges or their mental health

  • Mental Health Resources

  • Finding The Positive
    IChooseBeauty.org – A website on a mission to lift your spirits – giving you strength, comfort, and light when you need it most.

    Positive Psychology Center – UPenn’s online hub for positive psychology research and learning at ppc.sas.upenn.edu.

    Healthy Routines
    ColorTherapy.app – The Color Therapy app promotes relaxation and mindfulness through social coloring and painting. Available for Apple devices.

    Owning Your Feelings
    ThisIsMyBrave.org – A speaker’s bureau or show whose mission is to bring stories of mental illness and addiction out of the shadows and into the spotlight.

    Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence – Yale’s online hub for emotional intelligence research and resources at ei.yale.edu.

    Eliminating Toxic Influences
    National Domestic Violence Hotline – Available 24/7, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides support and resources for people who are being abused or people that suspect someone they care about is being abused. Services are available in multiple languages. Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or text “LOVEIS” to 22522. Visit thehotline.org for additional information.

    Connecting With and Supporting Others
    Clubhouse-Intl.org – A website for individuals living with mental illnesses to find Clubhouses—safe environments with opportunities for friendship, employment, housing, education and access to medical and psychiatric services in a single setting.

    HappyTheMovement.com – Happy the App allows you to receive support and encouragement from compassionate people. Available for Apple and Android devices.

    Inspire.com – A social network for patients and caregivers to connect, share, and learn from each other about medical conditions, treatment, and support.

    MakeSureYourFriendsAreOkay.com – Through merchandise and social media, Make Sure Your Friends Are Okay is building a community of like-minded people who want to help get the world talking.

    TheMighty.com – A safe, supportive online community for people facing health challenges and the people who care for them.

    YMHProject.org – The Youth Mental Health Project offers The Parent Support Network, a parent-driven, family-focused program that provides parents who are concerned about their children’s mental health with a dependable and caring network, valuable peer support, and access to peer-recommended resources in their local communities.

    Mental Health Conditions
    ChoicesInRecovery.com – Support and information for people with Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, and Bipolar Disorder and their caregivers, including resources for having conversations with treatment professionals.

    MoreThanMyDiagnosis.com – Stories and advice from people who either live with mental health issues or care for someone who does.

  • Mental Health Screening Tools

  • Taking a screening test is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.

    Depression Screening

    Anxiety Screening

    Biopolar Screening

    PTSD Screening