May is Mental Health Month
Wondering how you can get involved?
1. Spread the word.
Follow us on Facebook and add the Jefferson Center “May is Mental Health” month frame starting May 1. You can also download the Mental Health Month Zoom backgrounds below to help spread awareness during your virtual meetings! We have images with and without the Jefferson Center logo in case you would like to insert your own organization’s logo into the graphic.
a2. Educate yourself.
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.
4. Engage in Mindfulness and Meditation.
Jefferson Center has a free call-in meditation program together with the Jefferson County Public Libraries on Thursday mornings. You can access this by calling 303-502-5189 on Thursday mornings from 10-10:30am, and a Jefferson Center clinician will take you through a guided meditation from the comfort of your own home.
We reach out because…
- In the past, it was believed that 1 in every 5 Americans had a diagnosable mental health disorder each year. However, the pandemic has taught us that everyone will face challenges to their mental health in their lifetime.
- Only 2 in 5 of those diagnosed received treatment, often because they can’t access care or because of the stigma – and after waiting as long as 10 years.
- Mental illness doesn’t discriminate…it impacts people regardless of economic status, race, ethnicity or religion.
- 1 in 10 children has a serious mental health disorder that, if untreated, can lead to school failure, physical illness, substance use, and even suicide.
- Mental health and substance use disorders are more common than cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined, and are the leading causes of disability in the United States.
- Mental illness is a real, treatable illness and people can recover.
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