Mental Health Month: It’s OK to Ask for Help
May is Mental Health Month – a moment to raise awareness of mental health, individual struggles and the need for collective actions. More than one in five women are living with mental health conditions in the U.S. What does this tell us? Mental health challenges are more common than you think and you’re not alone.
How to Help Unhoused/Housing Insecure Individuals Access Care
For unhoused and housing insecure individuals, receiving adequate health care is no small task. For those who also live with mental health issues, it can be especially daunting. More than 20% of unhoused people are also experiencing mental health conditions, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Stress Awareness Month
With lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising prices and daily triggers, stress continues to increase nationwide. If unmanaged, it can lead to acute and long-term mental health impacts like anxiety and depression.
Inpatient to Intensive Outpatient Care
After receiving inpatient treatment, many patients choose to step down and transition to outpatient care. Patients have likely made significant progress but need continued support before returning to their normal routines. This infographic highlights how both treatment options meet patient needs.
Women’s History Month: Putting your mental health first
March is Women’s History Month – a time to honor women of the past and celebrate the contributions women make each day.
We make it a priority to celebrate others but how often do we recognize our individual achievements or even check on our well-being? With the stressors and responsibilities of daily life or busy times like Mardi Gras season, women often lack energy to invest in their own mental wellness. In fact, many women feel guilty or selfish for prioritizing themselves.
Continuing Mental Health Treatment During Challenging Times
After nearly three years, public health experts are optimistic COVID-19 is becoming more predictable, yet anxiety and depression caused by years of uncertainty, turbulence and change remains. For many, the worries over economic instability and the job market have only deepened. When living with mental health challenges, uncertain times can become overwhelming, creating a sense of…
Listen to Your Head and Your Heart: Heart Disease and Mental Health in Women
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the physical symptoms are usually the first thing people think of, emotional factors associated with the disease can also be harmful. The mind and heart may be more closely related than you think – especially for women. February is American Heart Month and the perfect time to explore the connection between heart and mental health.
How to Start a Conversation About Mental Health
One in five U.S. adults is managing mental health challenges. Chances are you have a friend or family member who could use some support. But how do you initiate a conversation about mental health?
Inpatient 101 – What to Expect During Your Stay
Not all mental health treatment occurs in a hospital or a therapist’s office. Nor are these options always the best. For some patients, an inpatient treatment program offers more care than is necessary. For others, an hour a week with a counselor or therapist is not enough time to address issues and begin a path to wellness.