News and Resources

Get Involved with National Mental Health Month

_WB_BLOG4.MentalHealthMonthMay has been designated as Mental Health Month for 2016—a key opportunity for us to elevate the conversation and raise awareness for issues related to mental health. Sadly, despite the overwhelming number of Americans who are impacted by mental health issues, this remains a topic that many of us are afraid to discuss openly. Mental Health Month presents a good chance to break the stigma.

The question is what can you do to get involved? How can you participate in Mental Health Month? There are many possible answers; find one that works for you.

  • Get resources you can use to inform and educate throughout Mental Health Month—both online and off.
  • Encourage your friends and loved ones to be screened for mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression and substance use. There is no harm in being screened!
  • Reach out to a local support group, or a group that educates kids about mental health and substance use disorders. Volunteer to share your story of struggle and recovery.
  • Take some time to educate yourself about mental health and some of the issues that relate to it. Expand your sense of empathy for those who are struggling.
  • Pledge to be stigma-free in the way you talk about mental health disorders; be thoughtful about never using dehumanizing language or slang.
  • Above all, be open to sharing your story. Do not hesitate to talk about the importance of mental health with the people you love. Your candor can be a powerful tool in breaking down stigma.

Mental health awareness is something we need much more of—not just now, but always. Mental Health Month is a good way to start building it, and to take the conversation about mental health to a better place.

What will you do for Mental Health Month? Tell us!

Share your thoughts or comments below and visit us on Facebook!

Recovery is a marathon, not a sprint.
Westbridge can help you stay in the race.
Call WestBridge Today 1.877.461.7711.
This entry was posted in College Students, Research & Articles, Wellness. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Call WestBridge Today 1.877.461.7711
WestBridge Meet & Greet WestBridge Meet & Greet

At WestBridge we work with men and their families from all around the country, and in some cases, the world. Once we have completed our screening process and determined that our services may be well-suited to meet your family’s needs, we have the ability to bring our admissions process to you, wherever you are.