Co-authored by Lauren Saternus, SSP, NCSP and Dr K
Are you worried about your mental health or is your loved one struggling with mental health issues?
The mental well-being of each one of us is critical to having a positive, more fulfilling experience with the world and the people around us. Stigma and denial can lead us to act against our own self-interests!
Here are some steps that can be taken to begin your journey to mental wellness.
Being in crisis is not necessary before considering any of the following:
It is important to remember that there is no one "right" way to seek mental health support. Everyone's journey to healing and recovery is different and begins at different stages.
Seeking help is not a sign of weakness or selfishness - it takes courage to acknowledge and address your mental health and engage in self-care.
Websites that we recommend are:
https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29735 - Illinois Mental Health Support
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help - National Institute of Mental Health support page
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