As May comes to an end, we want to talk about the importance of mental health awareness.
Mental Health Awareness
By Diana Casillas
Mental health has a history of being a stigmatized and unspoken topic, especially in POC households. That’s where it starts; talking about complicated issues is the first step to making a change. While May is mental health awareness month, mental health is a daily struggle and it is important to break the stigma and seek treatment.
Over the years, suicide rates have risen, particularly among young adults. Even more during the COVID-19 pandemic as it has accelerated the already dire crisis, which many mental health professionals have called the “second pandemic”. NALIP wants to remind everyone that they aren’t alone.
Listed below are some mental health resources. Remember, there is no shame in seeking help.
Mental Health Resources
Latinx Mental Health Resources
Black Mental Health Resources
Indigenous Mental Health Resources
AAPI Mental Health Resources
LGBTQ+ Mental Health
General Mental Human Resources