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Mental Health Awareness Month

posted on Thursday, May 14, 2020

Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. Mental Health Awareness Month is a great time to reduce stigma by starting conversations and increasing understanding about mental illness.

Below are a couple of great tips that you can utilize to help you or help a friend/family member get through difficult times.

Make It OK:

  • Make It OK is a campaign put on from Iowa Healthiest State. This campaign has some fantastic resources for Mental Health Awareness Month. Click here to check it out.

Take Care of Your Personal Finances:

  • Personal finances can be one of the top drivers that affects your anxiety and mental well-being. On top of that, we are in the midst of a pandemic that has put an exhausting strain on everyone for the past couple of months. We have put together some critical tips on how to budget your stimulus check. If you didn’t receive a stimulus check, these tips still apply. Click here to see these tips.

Although everyone should focus on their mental health throughout the year, this a special time to focus on and raise awareness about its importance and ending the stigma around mental health disorders. Visit iowahealthieststate.com for more information regarding mental health awareness.