We want to see you put Mental Health in Action! This means taking care of yourself, supporting others, and getting involved with mental health in your community.
61% of people in Colorado say they have experienced mental health strains such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, or stress in the last year.
1 out of 8 emergency room visits involves a mental health or substance use disorder.
1 in 5 students will experience mental health problems during their school years.
Veterans are at an increased risk of developing mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), compared to the general population.
Adults over 65 make up 16.9% of the nation’s population and are at a high risk of developing depression which can lead to poorer health outcomes compared to those with chronic medical conditions.
Only 2 of 5 people diagnosed with mental health issues receive treatment, often because they can’t access care or because of the stigma – and after waiting as long as 10 years.
Mental illness is a real, treatable illness and people can recover.
Take Care of Yourself
Self-care looks different for everyone. It means taking time to do the things that help you live well and improve your physical and mental health. This also means treating yourself with self-compassion, and giving yourself the support and understanding when you are going through a difficult time, when you fail, or notice something you don’t like about yourself.
Jefferson Center offers wellness classes that focus on different aspects of your whole-person care. Learn more about writing, healthy eating, managing stress, gentle yoga, and more!
You are the right person to talk to your loved ones. We all go through mental health challenges, and classes such as Mental Health First Aid and QPR can give you the right tools and resources to talk to those in your life who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
Mental health comes in many forms. Our Mental Health Matters blog covers resources and topics so you can have those tough conversations about mental health with the people in your life.
Show your organization’s support by including our Mental Health Month note in your newsletter.
Download the Mental Health Month Zoom background.
Join us for Cupcake Therapy all May long. Visit Rheinlander Bakery in Olde Town Arvada for Mental Health Month Specialty cupcakes – $1 from each purchase is donated to Jefferson Center.
Throughout the month of May, we want you to get involved in mental health, both in big and small ways! Some might be taking care of yourself or others and some might be getting into the community to show your support for mental health.
Download our BINGO card today, start playing, share your pictures on Instagram, and tag us @jeffersoncentermh.