May was Mental Health Awareness Month

By Charlene Morris, LMHC, MCAP, Director of Mental Health

May was National Mental Health Awareness month. The Source celebrated the importance of Mental Health Awareness through the campaign “BE SEEN IN GREEN.” Members and staff participated in our mental health awareness photo booth to be seen in green and show their support for mental health education. Throughout the month we provided educational chat groups, videos, assessments, and how to build a coping toolbox. Our belief is that prevention and the implementation of protective factors diminish mental health challenges and offers healthy strategies to manage life difficult moments. Creating a toolbox can be the simple task of writing a list of what helps, like going to the beach, using a stress ball or taking a moment to draw, laugh or cry. Today is a perfect day to have a check-up from the neck up. Pray, ask God for wisdom and guidance. Take a screening at mhascreening,org; if in crisis text or call 988 or text HELLO to 741741. And may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. “Romans 15:13.