Nearly half of all Americans will meet criteria for a mental health disorder at some point in their lives, and many more experience symptoms of these conditions at different points in their lives. This month is a great reminder to check in on yourself, your friends, family, loved ones, or colleagues to see how everyone is doing.
To learn more about how to treat these conditions and what kind of treatment to look for, check out our treatments resource page!
And here is the White House’s press release with information on the prevalence of these conditions and new ways to get some help, including:
- dialing 988 to reach the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
- calling 1-800-662-HELP for support or resources from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- going to FindSupport.gov for these same supports and resources
- calling 1-833-9-HELP4VAT if you are a new or expecting mother looking for confidential professional advice
As the White House says, “We all have a role to play in ending the stigma around mental health issues. It starts by showing compassion, so everyone feels free to ask for help.”