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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August—International Friendship Day
The first Sunday in August (8/1 this year) is International Friendship Day—a day to celebrate both the old and the new friends in our lives. Learn more:
- Take some time to consider and appreciate those people who have stood by you during tough times. Learn more about the importance of personal relationships for lowering stress.
- Reach out to your friends with a simple gesture of kindness such as a friendly text, email, phone call, flowers or a card. Here are five ways to reduce loneliness and increase connection.
- When communicating with old friends, share a memory of a past mutual experience that might spark a lively conversation and some welcome laughs today. Follow these tips to make more social connections.
August 2021—Stamp Out Stigma—Know the Facts
August is normally the back-to-school month for most students. This year might be a little different, so we are taking the opportunity to discuss student mental health throughout the month. Here are some important facts you should know:
If you are in a crisis or considering suicide, or if you or someone you know is currently in danger, please call 911 immediately.