If you were ill or suffered a broken bone, you would turn to your doctor for help getting well. The same should apply to mental health. Yet, there can be a negative stigma about seeking help for mental health struggles in society. During Mental Health Awareness Week, the goal is to let others know that taking care of themselves mentally is important. At Westwind Recovery®, we are here to help you at any time.
When Is Mental Health Awareness Week?
Mental Health Awareness Week runs from October 4 through October 10, 2020. It is sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI. During this week, the focus is on creating opportunities for people to get the mental health treatment they need. It is about talking about mental health issues, sharing information, and supporting each other in new ways to create these opportunities.
Mental Health Awareness Week Is About Education
One of the reasons mental health stigma is present in the U.S. is because most people do not know a lot about it. Education is a big component of this week. It is important to help yourself and your loved ones to learn more about the importance of taking a mental break, especially during high-stress times, such as the pandemic and periods of social unrest. It is also about investing time in learning more about treatment. Most importantly, you should know you do not have to live with these conditions and can get help from a mental health treatment program.
It Is About Supporting Others
Do you have a friend that may be depressed? Perhaps you have witnessed the manic and depressive phases of a loved one that you think may have bipolar disorder. You may know someone that is so anxious all of the time that they are simply unable to embrace life. In these instances, it may be best for you to offer a bit of help. Perhaps now is the right time for you to ask a loved one if they want to get screened. Listen to them and talk about what is happening to them. Mental health treatment programs are available.
Recognize You Are Not Alone in Your Battle
Mental health is a big concern for most people, especially in years like 2020, where life is more difficult than ever. The good news is that treatment can help you to piece the puzzle back together.
Knowing that millions of other people in the U.S. struggle with mental health concerns will help you realize this is not something to put off. Are you struggling?
- Do you worry about the next day or week often?
- Do you find yourself feeling helpless and hopeless about your future?
- Are you using drugs and alcohol as a way to numb yourself?
- Do you have past trauma that is impacting your overall health?
- Are you finding it harder and harder to go on?
It does not have to be like that. Through treatment, you can find your way forward.
What Type of Treatment Is Available?
During Mental Health Awareness Week, we want to help people to get the support they need. At Westwind Recovery®, we offer a wide range of options to support your needs. Raise awareness within your own group of friends. Our programs can support you, including options like:
- Drug detox programs
- Sober living programs
- Outpatient treatment programs
- Adventure therapy programs
- Medication-assisted treatment
Contact us today to learn more.
Are You Ready to Get Help for Your Mental Health?
Mental health is critical to your overall well-being. During Mental Health Awareness Week, you should focus on getting the help you need or supporting a loved one in need. Reach out to Westwind Recovery® for help with treatment. Taking care of your mental health is easy to do when you call our team .