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 well-being. 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.
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March 2021—National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week
The observance aims to counteract myths about substance use and addiction, while educating people about the current science on substance use. Here are some tips you should know:
- Spot the signs and seek help. Only about 10 percent of people who need treatment for substance abuse in the U.S. actually receive treatment. Know the facts about substance use disorder.
- Start treatment early. Mild substance use disorders can also be treated, and early intervention can prevent severe disorders later. Find out about substance use treatment programs.
- Prevent relapse. Stopping substance use, whether it’s alcohol or drugs you are using, is very hard. Very few people succeed the first time they try. Learn more about developing a relapse plan.
March 2021—Stamp Out Stigma—Know the Facts
Stamp Out Stigma is highlighting the importance of mental health support. Learn more.
- 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness.
- About 17% of all people will self-harm during their lifetime.
- Bipolar disorder affects approximately 6 million adult Americans.
- 90% of people who engage in self-harm begin during their teen or pre-adolescent years.
- The average age-of-onset is about 25, but it can occur in the teens, or more uncommonly, in childhood.
If you are in a crisis or considering suicide, or if you or someone you know is currently in danger, please call 911 immediately.