Southborough Youth & Family Services is again promoting Mental Health Awareness month. Their goal is to educate our community about mental health, and to reduce stigma.
And, of course, they are reaching out to those struggling with mental health issues (including depression) and their loved ones.
To do that, they are posting impactful quotes and statistics about mental health issues throughout town. Here are a few:
[Note: if you have any concerns about mental health for yourself or your family, please call Southborough Youth & Family Services, at 508 481-5676. SYFS offers free mental health services for residents of the town, and can also help refer to outside clinicians as appropriate.]
SYFS asked what I could do to help their campaign. It’s a worthy effort, so I pledged to co-sponsor it. That means throughout the month of May, expect to see a “Mental Health Note of the Day” on the blog and MySouthborough Facebook and twitter accounts.