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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April 2021—Stress Awareness Month
The observance aims to educate Americans about the prevalence and seriousness of stress, while highlighting helpful coping strategies. Here are some tips you should know:
- Stress affects physical health. Studies have linked stress to heart disease, asthma, diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal problems, depression and accelerated aging. Learn more.
- Keep a journal to track stressors. Writing about what is generating your stress, then brainstorming for solutions, can empower you to reduce stress and anxiety. Track your stress.
- Meditate mindfully to minimize chaos. Take quiet time to yourself, sit comfortably and breathe deeply. Practice these meditation tips.
April 2021—Stamp Out Stigma—Know the Facts
This month, Stamp Out Stigma is highlighting Alcohol Awareness. Learn more.
- An estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
- Long-term health risks of alcohol use include high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease, and digestive problems.
- Approximately 14.8 million people aged 12 or older had an alcohol use disorder.
- In 2018, 26.45% of people ages 18 or older reported that they engaged in binge drinking in the past month.
If you are in a crisis or considering suicide, or if you or someone you know is currently in danger, please call 911 immediately.