May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Raising Awareness for the Whole Person
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, join us in raising awareness and reducing the stigma on mental health. At Compass Health, we know that mental health is one part of the whole person. We integrate behavioral health and medical care services to support clients and communities when and where they need us most.
One this page you will find resources to help you start the conversation and find support, a mental health tool kit including worksheets, helpful information, and tips, and a look into the history of mental health.
What is Mental Health?
As defined by Medical News Today,”Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. It is all about how people think, feel, and behave.”
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If you too are experiencing mental health challenges, you can seek help and support. There are services and support for what you are experiencing.
You are not alone if you have experienced emotional trauma and or abuse. Learn more about how to access our services, so you can find support.
It is important to seek help and support if you or someone close to you is experiencing a mental health crisis.
Joining the conversation starts with those closest to you. Take some time to talk to family in your life about mental health and be part of the positive change.
Mental Health Tool Kit
Maintaining positive mental health, starts with having the right tools and resources. Here you will find worksheets and handouts, as well as other resources that help promote your mental health and support you as a whole person.
Mental Health America’s Back2Basics Handouts:
- Starting to Think About Mental Health
- What Plays a Role in Developing Mental Health Conditions
- Maintaining Good Mental Health
- Recognizing When You Need Help With Your Mental Health
- What To Do When You Need Help
- Where to Go
- Terms to Know
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Learn more and sign up for a training.
Mental Health First Aid
You can be the one to make a difference in someone’s life. Mental Health First Aid is global movement to improve mental health awareness and provide the skills to help people make a difference in their communities. These classes help you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. You learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or experiencing an emotional crisis:
- Assess for risk of suicide or harm
- Listen nonjudgmentally
- Give reassurance and information
- Encourage appropriate professional help
- Encourage self-help and other support strategies
Learn more about our Youth Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health First Aid classes taught by certified instructors.