Mental Health Month: Pathways to Wellness

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May is Mental Health Month and the goal is to educate the public, raise awareness about these illnesses, help end the stigma that surrounds them and support those who live with these conditions. This year’s theme is “Pathways to Wellness.” Be sure to check out “31 Ways to Wellness,” a calendar with daily wellness tips from Mental Health America.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health disorder in any given year, but few people talk openly about their diagnosis. Most likely you are sitting next to someone in your office who has a mental health condition and you don’t even know it. The fact is, with proper treatment the majority of people with mental health conditions can be valuable, thriving members of society who work, raise families, and contribute to the world in a variety of ways.

When you suspect that you or a loved one is suffering from a mental illness, a proper diagnosis by a psychiatrist is key. With treatment, you can live a fulfilling life and be on a path to mental wellness. Our physician referral service can help you find a doctor that meets your needs.
There are many local and national resources available to you also:

Local Organizations

* Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals and The Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Medical Center.
* The Child and Family Institute (CFI) (treats children and adolescents ages 0 to 18). Like CFI on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
*The Addiction Institute of New York

National Organizations

* National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
* Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
* Mental Health America
* National Institute of Mental Health

Continuum Health Partners is not responsible for, does not endorse, and cannot assure the accuracy of information on the above outside websites
If your or your loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts, go to the nearest emergency room or call 800.273.TALK (8255).


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