May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Since 1949, the United States has recognized May as National Mental Health Awareness Month.  Every year, we use this opportunity to continue fighting stigma around mental illness, and to provide resources and support for those struggling with their mental health in our country and around the world.

In a given year, one in five adults in the US experience a mental health condition.  No one should feel alone when struggling with a mental illness, and it’s important to understand the prevalence of mental illness in our communities, and to know that there are resources available to help.  Mental health is a large component of overall well-being, and should be prioritized as part of a holistic approach to wellness.

Many people can benefit from speaking with a mental health professional.  Not only can therapy provide a stress and judgement-free space for expression, but it can also help with identification of any mental health issues. Sometimes, however, further medical diagnosis and treatment can be required.

Patients can be referred to a psychiatrist, either by a therapist or a primary care physician for further care if needed.  At Embracing Life Wellness Center, we offer scientifically established principles of psychiatric treatment.  In many cases, medication management and holistic patient support are effective treatment options that allow our patients to heal and recover.  In cases of persistent and medication-resistant depression, we also offer NeuroStar TMS therapy, a highly-effective, non-drug option, which uses a targeted, pulsed magnetic field to stimulate areas of the brain that are underactive in individuals with depressive symptoms.

If you or a loved one are experiencing persistent depression, Mental Health Awareness Month is the perfect opportunity to explore a new treatment option and prioritize your mental wellness.  Our 5-minute questionnaire can help us start the conversation to determine whether NeuroStar TMS therapy is the right choice for you.

This May, let’s end the stigma around mental illness.  You are not alone, and we are here to help with kindness and compassion, this month and always.

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