05/09/22

EPB&B Is Talking  About Mental Illness

May is Mental Health Awareness month.  According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, one in five people will experience a mental health illness in their lifetime and two-thirds of those diagnosed will not seek treatment for their mental illness. 

Although taking care of your mental health is important on a daily basis, there are many factors that can contribute to a mental illness, such as life challenges,  brain chemistry, substance abuse, and feelings of isolation (something so many of us can relate to the past few years). 

This month at EPB&B  we want to help spread the word about the resources available to those who struggle, or have a love one who struggles, with mental illness.  From  warning signs and symptoms, screening tools, and support networks, help is available. And if you or a loved one are having thoughts of suicide, please call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or call 911.

If you or someone you care about needs help to cope with life’s challenges, you are not alone.

Mental Illness Is Real And You Are Not Alone.