May is Mental Health Month
May is Mental Health Month. Let's #EndTheStigma and raise awareness.
May 1, 2019
1 in 4 people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives.
Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally – it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery.
Every May is mental health awareness month. Although mental health awareness is and should be promoted every day, May provides a spotlight for where we can share our stories to inspire and motivate throughout the rest of the year.
Started in 1949 by Mental Health America (MHA), the purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness and educate the public about the realities of living with these conditions and provide strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. At assessURhealth, we share this purpose not only through our electronic screening tool, but by sharing information about mental health throughout the month.
How can you do your part in spreading awareness?
- Sign the pledge to #EndTheStigma against mental and behavioral health and receive a shareable green ribbon for your social media
- Have a conversation about mental health with family, friends, colleagues, etc.
- Check in with all the people in your circle to see how they are doing
- Join a Twitter Chat from organizations like Stomp Out Stigma and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
- Share the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number and website
About assessURhealth, LLC
assessURhealth™ empowers clinicians by providing the tools and resources needed to positively impact the identification, treatment & awareness of mental & behavioral health while adding significant revenue. We globally offer an electronic, patient-completed assessment tool to clinicians, trade associations, higher education institutes, government entities, clinical trial companies, payers and more. Custom reporting provides clinicians with key risk classification data on depression, anxiety, somatic symptom, alcohol misuse, opioid abuse, postnatal depression, and PTSD with additional/custom assessments and languages also available.
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If you are seeking personal or individual help please dial 911 for an emergency or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Please see our resources page for a list of government and non-profit mental & behavioral health organizations.