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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January—National Get Organized Month
Studies show that people waste up to an hour every day, on average, searching for things that they’ve misplaced. The new calendar year is a good time to enhance your organization skills, so your life runs more smoothly.
- When starting the organization process, it’s important to remember that the clutter didn’t happen all at once, so cleaning and organizing will take time as well. Learn more about how to set specific goals to help you declutter and get organized.
- Once you have specific goals set, you can break down those goals into smaller, more manageable tasks. If a task takes a minute or less, don’t put it on a to-do list for later. Learn more about changing habits.
- Sticking to goals and staying organized can be a challenge! It takes time to make it your new “normal.” Consider these tips.
January—Stamp Out Stigma—National Family Caregivers Month
This month, we are taking the opportunity to bring more awareness around mental health after the new year. We will be highlighting the importance of self-care habits to try as 2022 begins. Learn more.
- About 9% of Black youth reported an episode of major depression in the past year, yet only about 40% of that group received treatment, compared to 46% of white youth who received treatment
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect 10 million Americans.
- Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
- 48% of all transgender adults report they have considered suicide in the past 12 months, compared to 4% of the overall US population.
Mental health topics
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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.