‘Faith & Mental Health’- Bulletin insert for Mental Health Awareness Month is May. The United Methodist General Boards of Church & Society (GBCS) and Global Ministries (GBGM) have created a new resource for local congregations to observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May. The bulletin insert, “Faith & Mental Health — Creating Caring & Sharing Communities” is available free as a download. Click the image for more information.
An Infographic to Help You Understand Depression - Whether induced by outside factors or an inherent tendency towards depression or bipolar disorder, seek help if symptoms are present for two or more weeks. (View only) Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Website: http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home
May is Mental Health Month, it was started 67 years ago to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help. Break the stigma. Expressions like “You’ll get over it” and “Just relax” can minimize how a person is feeling. Instead offer your support.