Mental Health Resources
National and Local Resources for Mental Health
May is National Mental Health Month, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The world holds so many sources of tension and stress and few ways to incorporate self-care that we can easily get burnt out. While this article can’t change your mental health, it might offer some ideas that give you the motivation and inspiration you need to try adding new forms of self-care into your routine. Without further ado, here are four resources for your mental health.
Mental Health America is a non-profit organization “dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all.” Their Tools 2 Thrive resource page offers tips, journal pages, and conversation starters to help you support the mental health of you and your friends and family.
The Centers for Disease Control offers bite-sized tips for coping with stress, specifically in times of a sudden event or emergency. Their straightforward list gives advice for any person, including teens, parents, and school personnel.
Bozeman Health, the organization over Deaconess Hospital and clinics in the Bozeman area, provides some wonderful articles on their Stress and Anxiety page. If you’re interested in learning more about the impact of stress on your health, want more information on stress and anxiety, or need tips for soothing stress, this is a great page to check out.
For people who live with mental illness or their families, the National Alliance on Mental Illness has local resource pages for communities across America, including Gallatin County. This page includes phone numbers for mental health and addiction services, housing assistance, other medical assistance, and financial, legal, and transportation assistance. The number of people and organizations listed on this page is massive! It would be a great option to bookmark if you think you might find it useful!
What’s one step you can take this week towards improving your self-care? Comment below and share your self-care tips.
Thank you to Emmalee Calvert for researching and writing this blog post.