By Moisés Barón, Ph.D.
When we consider that 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime, and that every household in our community is impacted through their friends and family, the time has come…
…to end the stigma of mental health
…to make sure that no one suffers in silence
…to ensure that all children and families in need of help have access to the appropriate level of care and find hope.
It’s time to pause and become more informed on how mental and behavioral health disorders can manifest themselves. It’s time to rally together as a community to educate and inform, and to spread the word about mental health.
Mental health should not be less important than physical health. Mental health impacts the way we live our lives, from our daily activities to our relationships and behaviors.
You Can be Part of the Solution!
• This month make time to learn more about mental and behavioral health
• Become aware of the indicators that point to the possibility of a behavioral health disorder in children and youth
• Recognize that early intervention is a key to recovery and healing
• Listen, support, and be an advocate
• Volunteer at the Center
In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I encourage you to visit the resources we have available on our website to raise awareness and help families find the help they may need.
Let’s take this opportunity now to replace stigma with healing, barriers with opportunity and suffering with hope!