The world is in the thick of a pandemic and the unknown can feel scary. Now more than ever, it’s important to focus on mental well-being. Today in the United States, approximately 43 million adults have a mental illness and nearly 10 million people have it to the point where it’s debilitating. It’s possible even more people are experiencing some sort of mental health issues as they try to navigate life during COVID-19 or that symptoms are heightened for those with a diagnosis.

During Mental Health Awareness Month, Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program wants to help individuals realize that when faced with quarantines and social distancing, we will get through this together. We’ll provide tips, inspiration and even some fun ideas to the community—keep reading to learn more.

Find Meaning throughout the Month of May

This month, the focus on mental health is more meaningful than ever. Discover all aspects of how to cope together (from a safe distance, of course) by visiting our Facebook page. Join special events, get self-care tips, share stories and find inspiration, big or small. If you want to share our posts, be sure to use the hashtags #DiscoverTogether and #NotAlone (from the National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI)’s campaign, “You Are Not Alone”). We would also love to hear from you in the comments.

Not knowing when life will go back to how it was can cause stress, anxiety, depression and a variety of other disheartening feelings in many of us. These feelings are normal—it’s OK to not feel completely OK. Let’s take time to renew, reduce stigmas, spotlight the positive out of the negative and #DiscoverTogether during an especially significant Mental Health Awareness Month.

Find Support Beyond Mental Health Awareness Month

If you or someone you love needs professional support for anxiety, depression or other mood disorders, turn to Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program. For more than two decades, we have helped thousands of teens and adults, and we firmly believe that you are more than your diagnosis. Through our ESTEEM SystemTM, you’ll receive care that is multi-dimensional. We’ve also added Online Telehealth programs as an option for people in intensive outpatient or partial hospitalization treatment. Learn more at Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program or call 855.985.1043 for a confidential consultation.