May is Mental Health Awareness Month
North County Lifeline’s Behavioral Health programs work with youth and adults who are struggling with mental health issues, emotional trauma, substance abuse, and thoughts of suicide. Individuals who come to Lifeline for help are often diagnosed with anxiety, depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, oppositional disorder, eating disorders, and autism. Lifeline’s Behavioral Health programs include a School-Based Mental Health Full Service Partnership; the adult substance abuse program, Recovery for Life; and the teen suicide prevention program HERE Now (Helping, Engaging, Reconnecting, and Educating Now).
Nearly 450 million people worldwide are currently living with a mental illness, yet almost two thirds of people with a known mental illness never seek treatment. Like cancer and diabetes, mental health is a disease that can be treated, and shouldn't be ignored. One way to help break the cycle of stigma and negativity surrounding mental health illnesses is to talk about it openly, and encourage others to do so as well. #breakthestigma
During the month of May you can join us in our ongoing work in the mental health movement by taking our Matching May giving challenge!