Mental Health Awareness Month



Mental Health Awareness Month

May 4, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s human nature to have emotional ups and downs, and it’s healthy to respond to the downs by talking through them. The stigma surrounding mental health is unwarranted. If your body is hurt, you seek help; the same should go for your mental health.

It’s estimated that one in five adults will experience a diagnosable mental health issue. Don’t suffer alone and risk getting worse when help is available.

What kinds of mental health support are available?

  • Social support – your network of friends and family are an important element of maintaining good mental health.
  • Counseling – talking with a trained mental health professional to collaboratively work through a problem. The key is to find a counselor or therapist who you can trust and whose approach works best for you.
  • Medication – treatment for certain mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and psychosis include medication to supplement counseling.

For tips on ways to manage your mental health, turn to your Employee Assistance Program. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you with:

  • What Is Good Mental Health
  • Your Child’s Mental Health: Tips for Parents and Caregivers
  • Mental Health Check-In

The articles below will shed some light on these topics and more. These articles are meant to be informative and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.

What Is Good Mental Health?
What does it mean to be in a good state of mental health?

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Your Child's Mental Health: Tips for Parents and Caregivers
As a parent or caregiver, you want the best for your child or dependent. You're going to have questions and that's OK.

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CVT’s Emotional Wellbeing Toolkit
How we feel affects nearly every aspect of our lives; from our ability to function effectively on a day-to-day basis to how we care for our most important relationships. At CVT, we want to help each of our members understand the resources available to help manage your emotional wellbeing.

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Mental Health Check-In
Have you checked in lately with your mental health? Complete this assessment to see how you're doing mentally and emotionally.

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Understanding Your EAP
Learn what an Employee Assistance Program is, how it can help you and how to use it.

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