Mental Health Awareness Month

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal     Wellness, Mind, Body & Spirit

I couldn’t let the month go by without an important mention of Mental Health Awareness Month –

 Mental Health Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings.

The Statistics:

  • Approximately 1 in 4 adults in the U.S.experiences mental illness in a given year.
  • Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S. experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.

Ask your doctor doubt screening for and treatment of mental health. 

Mental Health America Conference  – June 14 – 16, Washington D.C.

Live Your Life Well (Tips from Mental Health America) –

  • Connect with Others.
  • Stay Positive.
  • Get Physically Active.
  • Help Others.
  • Get Enough Sleep.
  • Create Joy and Satisfaction.
  • Eat Well.
  • Take Care of Your Spirit.
  • Deal Better with Hard Times.
  • Get Professional Help if You Need It.
    • Ask Your Doctor for a referral
    • NAMI HelpLine 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or (Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET)

Help is Available 24/7:

  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger call 911
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline –  800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – 800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline – 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Sources and More Information: 

Wishing you a balanced and healthy mind, body and spirit. – Karen

Karen Pischke BSN, RN, CCRN Alumnus. Author. Speaker. Researcher. Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Reiki Teacher/Shihan. Tobacco Treatment Specialist. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit Find us on Facebook – Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.



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