May is Mental Health Month and we have a lot to share with you!
Everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health.
This past two years presented so many different challenges and obstacles that tested our strength and resiliency. The global pandemic forced us to cope with situations we never even imagined, and a lot of us struggled with our mental health as a result. The good news is that there are tools and resources available that can support the well-being of individuals and communities.
Now, more than ever, we need to combat the stigma surrounding mental health concerns. That’s why this Mental Health Month, Mental Health Association in Indian River County is highlighting #BackToBasics, because no matter how heavy and hard the world feels --and maybe especially because the world feels quite challenging right now -- focusing on our mental health much remain a priority.
Creating a world where everyone can get the mental health care they need and where everyone can thrive is imperative -- and within our reach. We have already seen once-unthinkable leaps and bounds in how our society addresses mental health, and this toolkit empowers us to push the conversation -- and the real, tangible resources for people who them -- forward.
It’s important to remember that working on your mental health and finding tools that help you thrive takes time. Change won’t happen overnight. Instead, by focusing on small changes, you can move through the stressors of the past year and develop long-term strategies to support yourself on an ongoing basis.
A great starting point for anyone who is ready to start prioritizing their mental health is to take a mental health screening here. It’s a quick, free, and confidential way for someone to assess their mental health and begin finding hope and healing.
Ultimately, during this month of May, Mental Health Association in Indian River County wants to remind everyone that mental illnesses are real, and recovery is possible. By developing your own methods to get #BackToBasics, it is possible to find balance between life’s ups and downs and continue to cope with the challenges brought on by the pandemic.