Mental Health Awareness Month
May is mental health awareness month. Taking care of your mental health is SOOOO important!! It is even more important during this challenging time because we are quarantined at home. Check in on those you care about, check in with those who live alone, check in with friends and family who are out there working and saving lives during this crisis and thank them!
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
If you or someone else is struggling with a mental illness, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I hear you, you are loved, you CAN get through this! You are unique and special and needed in this world! I am here for you! There are resources available. Have HOPE!
The FREE NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET. 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or email@example.com
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255) If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7. Your call is confidential and free.
Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741-741 Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message.
SHARE YOUR STORY
If you are willing to share your story and explain what life is like with your particular invisible illness, I would love to feature you on the Invisible Me website in the Story section. Part of the website is to educate people about what it is like to live with an invisible illness. Who better to learn from than someone knows exactly what it is like! All I need is: your name (or anonymous), what your invisible illness is, a photo of you or a photo to go with your story, and your story (in about 300-400 words)!
Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org! I look forward to hearing from you!
It is important to take care of your mental health! Break the stigma! Show compassion to those with mental illness. Educate yourself and others. Be open and talk about mental health. Together we can break the stigma!