If you were to get a group of five people together, chances are high that one of them would be struggling with their mental health. Whether it’s you or someone you know that’s having a hard time, there are things you can do to respond.
At Families for Depression Awareness, we, of course, encourage people to increase their mental health awareness every day. That being said, this week – Mental Health Awareness Week – is a great time to focus in on some concrete ways to increase your awareness and wellness, as well as that of those around you.
Here are some ideas:
- Is it depression? Watch our free Teen Depression webinar to learn how to recognize and respond to struggling teens. Last week’s recorded webinar is available to view at your convenience.
- How do you deal with your stress? Our free Coping with Stress and Depression webinar includes practical ways to manage stress and how to know when stress becomes something more serious, like depression. Registration is open for our live program that airs next month.
- Download our Depression Wellness Analyzer.
- Get a mental health screening.
- Encourage others to be more aware of mental health difficulties by sharing this post on Facebook or Twitter.
Remember that even if you’re not struggling, someone in your circles very well may be. Set aside some time this Mental Health Awareness Week to make a difference.