Did you know that one in five Americans will experience a diagnosable mental health condition this year? May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to promote awareness, share resources and advocate for the mental health and well-being of everyone.

Maintaining good mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and wellbeing. Mental health conditions are common, manageable and treatable.

Seeking professional help is a sign of strength, not weakness. You don’t have to go through your struggle alone. You aren’t alone – about half of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in their lives.

So many factors can contribute to a mental health struggle, including economic status, loneliness, current events, social media and so much more. There are steps to take to prevent mental health conditions from developing or manage symptoms. A licensed, qualified mental health therapist can help.

For 75 years, HopeSpoke (hopespoke.org) has specialized in providing comprehensive behavioral and mental health services for children, teens and families in our community. Services are available for adults as well.
Community support means mental health care is available for the community’s most vulnerable youth. Donations allow HopeSpoke to ensure no one faces economic barriers to treatment.

Contributions toward HopeSpoke’s mission can be made at hopespoke.org/donate. For more information about mental health services available at HopeSpoke, visit hopespoke.org or call (402) 475-7666.