02 May 2011

May is Mental Health Month!

For those of you who don't know me very well you may be surprised that I'm writing about this topic.  May is Mental Health Month and I think this is HUGE!  

I was diagnosed with depression when I was a junior in High School however, the signs and symptoms had followed me around for a majority of my life.  I truly believe my life has been saved through treatment and I want to encourage anyone who feels they need help to seek it out!

1 in 4 adult Americans live with some sort of treatable mental illness and not all of them are getting help!  So if that person is you or someone you love make sure you do them and yourself a favor and SAY SOMETHING!  SEEK HELP!  ITS OK!  

Check out Mental Health America's website to learn more about 1 in 4 or go to www.liveyourlifewell.org to find hints and tips to help you deal with stress and have a better more productive life.  

Check out previous and future posts for more about my own mental health and wellness and how I cope.  If you are in crisis please seek help IMMEDIATELY by calling the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.  Its free and someone will answer 24/7.  

It took me years to seek help and feel better.  Please learn from my example and get help today! 

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