Mental Health Month

At Elmwood Hills Healthcare Center we realize that your loved one’s mental health is important just as their physical and social needs are.

So, as May comes to a close, we count down the final hours of Mental Health Month for 2018.1

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Recognizing Mental Health

The first step in recognizing mental health is acknowledging its existence. Unfortunately, many people don’t see mental health conditions as something ‘real.’ They, therefore, place unrealistic expectations on those suffering and don’t feel the same compassion as they would if their loved one would be facing a biological disease. So, let’s take a moment and declare – mental health exists.

Reach Out

Do you have a loved one who is struggling with a mental health issue?

If you don’t, can you think of someone close to you, who fits the description?

Chances are you answered yes to one of these two questions, because 1 out of every 5 Americans are affected by such a condition, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

What’s a small step that you can undertake right now to make their lives a bit brighter? How about a visit? What about a phone call? Perhaps a letter or an email? As you can see, there are many options. You just have to be open to them. And here’s the amazing part, your seemingly insignificant act of kindness may just give them the strength to overcome their major hurdles. It’s that powerful.

How can you make the most of Mental Health Month?

Please share in the comments below.

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