May is Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month.  YOUR MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS.   Do you need help?

First, determine how much your symptoms interfere with your daily life.  

Do I have mild symptoms that have lasted for less than 2 weeks?  Are you feeling down or have trouble sleeping?  Is it impacting my ability to do my job, schoolwork, housework, or other daily activities?

If so,  Here are some self-care activities that may help:

  • Exercise
  • Engage in social contact with friends and family
  • Eat healthy
  • Talk to a trusted friend or family member
  • Practice meditation and mindfulness
  • Get adequate sleep on a regular schedule

Do you have severe symptoms that have lasted longer than 2 weeks or more?  Difficulty sleeping or getting out of bed?  Difficulty concentrating?  Appetite changes resulting in overeating or weight loss?  Unable to perform daily responsibilities?  Thought of self-harm?

If so, seek professional help.  Don’t wait.  Call AVV and make an appointment.

If you are in crisis, call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

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