Mental Health - Tools & Resources
During the past year, people all over the world have witnessed an unprecedented increase in the number of people experiencing mental health problems. In November 2020, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention CDC reported that 44 percent of Americans were dealing with either depression or anxiety. While historically data shows that 1 in 5 adults will experience a mental health problem, these days it certainly feels like it’s 5 in 5.
Nearly 3 million people have taken an MHA mental health screening during the past twelve months. A million were experiencing depression and hundreds of thousands more were experiencing either anxiety or psychosis. Young people are bearing the brunt of the pandemic, but these mental health impacts cross all generations.
This year’s Mental Health Month toolkit – based once more on the theme of Tools 2 Thrive (especially during a pandemic) – will help us do just that.
Six topics comprise the toolkit
- Adapting After Trauma and Stress,
- Processing Big Changes,
- Getting Out of Thinking Traps,
- Radical Acceptance,
- Taking Time for Yourself and
- Dealing with Anger and Frustration.
Together, these tools help us develop and employ the resiliency that will take us to brighter days. There are also things we as, communities and businesses must do to change the world around us. And there are things we can do for ourselves along the way.
This year, thousands will celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, the Humanity & Health Foundation also stand in solidarity with our many partners to increase the awareness and management of Mental Health
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