May is Mental Health Month in the US and to raise awareness, many Bookstagrammers over on Instagram are posting a green stack of books to show their support and erase the stigma of mental health.
Did you know that one in five adults in the US experiences a mental illness in a given year? Did you know that one in five youth ages 13-18 experiences a severe mental health disorder some point in their lifetime? Kristen Fuller, MD wrote a wonderful article on Psychology Today discussing mental illness and this year’s campaign of Fitness #4MInd4Body. She gives a more entailed list of wellness tips and the steps you can take to cope. For more information, click HERE. 💚
Lastly and most important, Mental Health of America has a hotline for those in need: If you are or someone you know is in a crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, text MHA to 741-741 or call 800-273-8255 for 24/7 support.
And remember: You are not alone. You matter. 💚