The month of May is dedicated to the Awareness of Mental Health and what an appropriate time in our history to be reminded of its importance. The Center is committed to providing high quality services to residents in need of individual, family, couples and group therapy; as well as parents in need of support in their role as educators to their children.
This month, join us in a campaign to fight the stigma against mental illness. Stigma and shame are also compounded by the lack of access to preventive care and treatment.
So this month, reach out to someone you know who is living with mental illness. Give them your support. Be a friend. Stand up when other people speak about those with mental illness in derogatory terms. Write your media outlets for a more balanced portrayal of people with mental illness. Demand that your primary care physician do mental health assessments as part of their well-care visits.
And if you feel you may be experiencing symptoms or at risk of mental illness, see your medical practitioner as soon as possible to take the steps necessary to get and stay healthy, because there is no health without mental health.