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If you or someone you know needs help, please call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

How much better would the world be if everyone did one thing each day to try to lift someone else out of their discomfort or sadness? Such a collective effort would have untold universal benefits. When someone is in the grip of stress, anxiety or depression, friends and family can help provide a soft landing in that person’s time of need. With your help, we can bring awareness to the prevalence of mental health conditions in our communities. Take action if you or someone you care about face such a struggle. Help is available! Visit the Mind Your Mental Health website or click on the links below to learn more. 

  • Perhaps a friend or co-worker is under great strain. Review this tip sheet on how you can listen and understand, while helping them gain better perspective, reconnect with the present moment and shift toward a positive outlook.
  • Recognizing the signs of stress and anxiety in others is a good starting point. Consider these ideas on how to spot someone’s excess stress, show empathy and collaborate on potential solutions.
  • Sometimes, getting professional help for a mental health challenge is necessary. This tip sheet instructs on how to start the conversation and encourage someone to seek counseling assistance.
  • Read these tips on how to offer support in a sensitive manner if someone you know may be struggling with mental health issues.
  • There are many misconceptions about those with mental health conditions. Review these seven mental health myths and facts for a better perspective on the prevalence, causes and treatments of mental illness.
  • Depression is more than just the temporary blues; it’s a serious illness that requires treatment. Review this fact sheet for information about understanding depression, recognizing its symptoms and accessing treatment.

 

We’ve partnered with Stamp Out Stigma to recognize National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month
Seventy percent of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives, with up to 20% of these go on to develop PTSD. With your help, we can bring awareness to the prevalence of PTSD and other mental health conditions in our communities. It’s our job to help end the stigma surrounding addictions and mental health by sharing resources and starting conversations. Here are some important facts you should know: