May is Mental Health Month: Do More for 1 in 4

Posted on: May 9th, 2012 by sdavis
mental health awareness 2012

May is Mental Health Month

1 in 4: That’s how many Americans live with a diagnosable mental health condition.

While mental health and substance conditions are common, they are extremely treatable and individuals go on to recover and lead full and productive lives.

This May is Mental Health Month, and CarePro Health Services is spreading the word about mental health and how important is is to overall health.

Mental Health Month was created more than 50 years ago by Mental Health America to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of mental wellness for all.

One sad fact is that many people living with a mental health condition – as high as 50 percent – never seek or receive help due to stigma, lack of information, cost or lack of health insurance coverage. Many people may be reluctant to ask for help or don’t know where to find it.

But there are many community and national resources that can help people find support and treatment.

The Abbe Center for Community Health in Cedar Rapids also provides a wealth of resources for eastern Iowans, offering counseling, evaluations, crisis intervention, transitional services, case management, and more. Visit their website to learn more about what they can do for you.

Horizons in Cedar Rapids offers mental health counseling and can work with your or your loved one’s insurance or develop a payment plan. Their qualified, professional staff of licensed therapists and counselors offers individual therapy for children and adults, couples therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and substance abuse assessments. Their website also offers free, anonymous, online screenings to help you determine your next steps for yourself or your loved one.

It’s important that more people have access to treatment and services becuase there is a great deal of knowledge about how to identify and even prevent mental health conditions. And there are tested tools available that can help every person face difficult times and challenges and improve their resiliency.

CarePro A Avenue Pharmacy offers a variety of ways that we can help you get your medications easily and programs to help you or your loved one stay on track with medications. By taking medications correctly, we can help keep you or your loved one healthy and independent.

Ask us about:

  • Free delivery
  • Weekly medication planner service
  • Refill reminder program
  • Medication counseling
  • One-on-one consultations
  • Assistance with insurance and payee services
  • Communication with your healthcare team
  • Vitamins and supplements

Comments are closed.