While we know that 1 in 5 people experience a mental illness in their lifetime, we also know that
faces challenges that can impact their mental health. This year in May, Mental Health America hopes to provide a mental health screen for ONE MILLION Americans. That's right, our goal is to screen a #MillioninMay for mental health conditions. This effort is being led nationally, by Mental Health America and Mental Health America of Indiana hopes to have Hoosier support!
Mental health is essential to everyone's overall health and well-being, which is why we need your help this May. A little over a month ago, we had no idea that our lives would become permanently altered by the Coronavirus. Or that the five most common symptoms of onset mental illness: worry, isolation, loneliness, and anxiety, would be something that everyone
is now experiencing.
Together, we have taken monumental strides forward by offering countless innovative approaches to dealing with the new and existing mental health crisis. The Indiana behavioral health community has quickly become a leader in this effort. We would like to thank Indiana state agencies for launching bewellindiana.com, where Hoosiers can find resources and services for mental health and substance use disorders, as well as take one of our mental health screens.
In addition, Mental Health America of Indiana continues to provide mental health counseling and treatment, peer support services, and virtual trainings. We are also excited for our upcoming COVID-19 focused webinar hosting workshops that include the effects of COVID-19 on: Suicide, Criminal Justice, Employment, and Crisis Response Teams.
We hope that you join us this May and in following months to come, in order to beat mental illness and for mental wellness for all!
May you stay healthy and May you be well,
Stephen C. McCaffrey, JD
President and CEO of Mental Health America of Indiana