Does it feel like you’re often juggling too much in life, and you’re afraid that you’ll soon start dropping things? If so, you’re not alone. Keeping up with packed schedules—getting it all done, while taking care of those around us—is a well-recognized challenge today. Families are great sources of nurturing and support, but even the healthiest families aren’t immune from stress. The struggle can lead to illness, depression and strain on our most meaningful relationships. Adopting some basic stress management techniques can help.
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.
- If you’re unsure of how stress might be impacting your family, review this tip sheet including a checklist to help identify stress factors, along with practical ideas for cutting stress in your household.
- You may underestimate how much strain a super-busy schedule imposes on your children. They get stressed out too! This tip sheet examines common sources of childhood stress, how to spot its symptoms, and how to help children and teens cope.
- Many Americans care for family members with disabilities or chronic illnesses. While the caregiving experience can be rewarding, it’s also usually draining. Consider these tips on how to get support and take care of yourself better.
We’ve partnered with Stamp Out Stigma to recognize National Minority Mental Health Month
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:
- In 2015, among adults with any mental illness, 48% of Caucasians received mental health services, compared with 31% of African Americans and Hispanics and 22% of Asians.
- African Americans are 10% more likely to report having serious psychological distress than Non-Hispanic whites.
- Native Americans have the highest rate of young adult suicide of any ethnicity.
- People from racial/ethnic minority groups are less likely to receive mental health care.