If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health, suicide or substance use crisis or emotional distress, reach out 24/7 to the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) by dialing or texting 988 or using chat services at suicidepreventionlifeline.org to connect to a trained crisis counselor. You can also get crisis text support via the Crisis Text Line by texting NAMI to 741741.
January of 2018, NAMI, https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/January-2018/Let-s-Talk-About-Depression is a great theme! Let’s Talk about how mental health issues are on the rise and by 2030 it is predicted, depression will be the number one global issue.
September was Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, but one month is not the end of bringing it to our attention each day of the year. We need to continue to discuss mental health issues, the rise of violence in our communities, the level of anger we see projected and the clear lack of unity within our country.
I enjoyed listening to Ruby Wax as she is funny in her presentation, but factual in what she states. There are many things we can do to face the issues of mental health. My friend Dr. Keith McNally has been taking it on with conversations and this is where it begins. Sharing stories of what it means to overcome, how to achieve better mental health, what to do to stop the biases and judgements. What we can all do in supporting better mental health for all of us.? Let’s talk and not stigmatize. Learn more about mental health and practice what is needed to be well socially, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.