While it should be acknowledged year-round, May is a time for extra focus on mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month. The recent mass shooting in Midtown Atlanta was yet another reminder of how important attention to the topic remains.
Keep an eye out for others struggling, but also care for yourself. This can include practicing mindfulness and gratitude, connecting with family and/or friends, making time to enjoy hobbies, volunteering, eating right and exercising or joining a support group.
Since the pandemic, children are also struggling in record numbers. Reach out for help at the first signs of behavioral issues.