Mental Health Awareness in May


May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Spread awareness! Remember these key messages about mental health:

  • Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.
  • People experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently—and some engage in potentially dangerous or risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential mental health problem.
  • Sometimes people—especially young people—struggling with mental health concerns develop habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses, or that could be signs of mental health problems themselves.
  • It is important to understand early symptoms of mental illness and know when certain behaviors are potentially signs of something more.
  • We need to speak up early and educate people about risky behavior and its connection to mental illness—and do so in a compassionate, judgment-free way.
  • When we engage in prevention and early identification, we can help reduce the burden of mental illness by identifying symptoms and warning signs early—and provide effective treatment Before Stage 4.

If you are struggling with a mental health issue, don’t be afraid to ask for help! Contact LFCS today.