While it is important to recognize the need for mental health care throughout the year, as Mental Health Awareness Month, May is a time to intentionally convey the importance of addressing mental health concerns.
“The past year has greatly impacted mental health within our communities,” said Jerry Vagnier, McNabb Center CEO. “We need to continue working to reduce stigma associated with mental illness.”
The McNabb Center provides a full range of mental health care services for individuals of all ages.
According to the McNabb Center, approximately one in five people will experience a mental health issue. Over the past year, the center has seen an increase in the number of individuals seeking services for concerns such as anxiety and depression.
The professionals at the McNabb Center recommend taking time for self-care:
For people seeking to improve their own mental health, or support a loved one who is struggling with a mental illness, self-care is essential. By focusing on mindfulness or meditation exercises, writing in a journal, engaging in physical activity or just taking time for self-care, anyone can promote their own mental wellness.