Mind Your Mental Health is Magellan Healthcare’s educational initiative designed to raise awareness about mental health and mental illness.
includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices.
is common and treatable. About one in five in the U.S. experience mental illness. Sadly, because of the stigma with mental illness, many people do not get the treatment they need.
March mental health focus: March 18 – 24 is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®
Observed during the third full week of March, National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week is meant to inspire dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among Americans, particularly youth. Seventy percent of users who try an illegal drug before age 13 develop a substance misuse condition within the next seven years, compared to 27% of those who try an illegal drug after age 17.
Efforts to prevent teen substance misuse should start early in life. To help prevent substance misuse:
- Keep your teen busy with meaningful activities, such as sports or other group activities.
- Expect your teen to follow household rules.
- Keep talking with your teen. Praise your teen for success.
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If you are in a crisis or considering suicide, or if you or someone you know is currently in danger, please call 911 immediately.