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.
Learn more about this month’s theme and resources.
January—National Get Organized Month
Being disorganized can cause us to lose focus and waste energy. Here are some tips to keep a disorganized home or workspace from draining you:.
- Assess your spaces. When you enter your work or leisure spaces, do they make you feel good and ready to achieve? Learn more about the effect your workplace can have on your mental and physical health.
- Get a fresh start. Rearranging and refreshing your space can enhance your thinking and creativity. Learn more about how setting up your work area can make a difference in how you feel.
- Set goals. If you’ve decided to categorize your clutter, start one zone at a time to avoid getting overwhelmed. Learn more.
Stamp Out Stigma—Know the Facts
Stamp Out Stigma is taking the opportunity this month to bring awareness to mental health after the new year.
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is estimated to affect 10 million Americans.
- 48% of all transgender adults report they have considered suicide in the past 12 months, compared to 4% of the overall US population
- 60% of people who achieve their New Year’s resolutions flop once-or more-before succeeding.
- Black adults in the US are more likely than white adults to report persistent symptoms of emotional distress, such as sadness or helplessness.
If you are in a crisis or considering suicide, or if you or someone you know is currently in danger, please call 911 immediately.