Suicide Prevention Month: Taking Actions to Save Lives

Each September, the country comes together to bring awareness to the 10th leading cause of death in the United States—suicide. It’s important to note that suicide does not discriminate. People of all ages, genders, and ethnicities can be at risk. And while mental illness can be a risk factor, suicide is complex…

Making Mental Health a Priority During Pride Month

During the month of June each year, we join together with others to recognize Pride Month, a time to reflect on the impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people have had in the world. When it comes to the health and well being of the LGBTQ population, research suggests individuals who identify as LGBTQ face health disparities linked to societal stigma, discrimination, and denial of their civil and human rights…

Becoming Alcohol Aware is Good for Your Mental Health

Each April, the United States recognizes Alcohol Awareness Month, a public health program organized by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Through nationwide education and awareness efforts, this is a time each year for the country to come together to help reduce the stigma associated with alcohol addiction…