Mental Health Awareness Month

May 23, 2024

May is mental health awareness month. Different mental health advocates spread the news on mental illnesses and try to break the stigma of asking for help. One in five people experience a mental health disorder in a year while only 65% of these individuals receive help. There are plenty of resources available to help individuals who may experience a mental health disorder. A list will be provided at the end of the article.

Most employers have access to an employee assistance program that will allow the employee to contact the service anonymously and get six to eight free sessions with a therapist or counselor certified in the specific problem you may be dealing with. Examples of some mental health struggles individuals may struggle with are burn out, anxiety, depression, or panic disorders. Speak to your HR rep if this is something that you are interested in to get your foot in the door. The most important thing to remember if you, a friend, a family member, or a coworker experiences any signs or symptoms of mental health illness is you are not alone, there is hope, and you can always ask for help.

Common Links of Resources for Mental Health Help:

About the Author:

Ashley Higginbotham, MBA, ATC