Mental health matters, you matter.
In consideration of Mental Health Awareness month, we’d like to call attention to the stigma surrounding the topic and discuss ways to improve and support a better mental state. Mental health conditions range from situational depression to severe disorders and can affect people of all ages, races, and classes. Although mental health issues are a top concern in American healthcare, the stigmatization and discrimination stay in place. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the median global expenditure for mental health treatment is less than 2%. Meanwhile, suicide is the leading cause of death in America for young people between 15 and 29. Common as mental health conditions may be, notably over 50% of people experiencing mental health crises do not receive any care; economic and financial factors are the primary barriers.
These conditions have worsened with the onset of the pandemic; treatment and services are limited, and means of coping have been eradicated such as going to the gym or spending time with friends. Those who live alone, people with preexisting mental health issues, front line workers, and individuals facing domestic violence or abusive relationships are among the most vulnerable.
In spite of all this, we must believe. We can work together to end the stigma surrounding mental health disorders and increase access to treatment and resources. In the meantime, learning how best to care for yourself and your loved ones during troublesome times can help recover and manage a more balanced, resilient mentality.
The human body is a network of interwoven systems – when one or more systems become disrupted, the malady spreads to nearby cells. That’s why keeping your body well is the first step to promoting better mental fitness; eat a well-balanced diet and stay hydrated. Take a walk, call a friend, read a book. Bake a cake and eat the whole damn thing. Hike to the wilderness and scream into the abyss. The possibilities of self-care are endless and highly personalized, so focus on yourself and what you love, what makes you feel your most YOU.
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Stress, grief, and feelings of discontent are normal aspects of life to a degree, but when it disrupts your ability to cope or find enjoyment in life, it may be time to seek help. If you or someone you know is struggling, please know that you’re not alone.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255.
Our products do not treat or cure any disease or disorder. For more information on mental health services, visit your primary care provider. As always, we would love to connect with our community and you can email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you.
Written by Katelynn Nguyen and Jennika Grovenburg