While Mental Health Month may be more important than ever before in 2020, it is also a challenging time to stay connected. Nevertheless, support and services are still available at Tapestry and other organizations around the country.
Know Who to Call in Case of an Emergency
Whenever you are in immediate danger or facing a medical emergency, you should dial 911. For other mental health crises, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). Operators are available 24/7 and provide free, confidential support for people in distress.
Since 1949, Mental Health America and its affiliates have observed Mental Health Month. This year, they have a downloadable toolkit with practical tools for improving your mental health. In 2020, the “Tools 2 Thrive” kit includes guides for:
If you want to show your support or express solidarity, you can also post on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Make sure you use the hashtag #MentalHealthMonth. The National Council for Behavioral Health also has graphics and sample messaging you can use if you’re not sure what to share.
Read What the White House Has to Say
Mental health is a serious concern, and 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. As such, The White House has released a statement on Mental Health Awareness Month and the resources available nationwide.
Sometimes, online resources are not enough, and you need extra support. You should never be ashamed to seek help, and our compassionate team at Tapestry can guide you through whatever treatment you choose.