May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Healthy St. Pete has partnered with the NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, to offer education classes and support for individuals and families faced with mental health needs. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. They provide advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. Click here to find out register for upcoming Health360 classes including mental health workshops.
“Friendships are an important part of life. Friends add enjoyment to our lives and provide comfort in times of need. But living with a mental health condition can make finding friends a little more difficult. Here are some ideas on what to do when you meet others. Meeting new people can be nerve-wrecking, and a mental health condition can make you more insecure and less confident. Being in groups of people may be stressful, and symptoms of some mental health conditions can have physical symptoms that are sometimes difficult to control, or you simply may not feel like going out and being around others.” Click here to continue reading.