Mental Health Month

Published May 16, 2022

By Chief Gary Batton


As the weather gets nicer, and we start going outside more and becoming more active physically, I wanted to remind you all that your mental health is important as well.

May is Mental Health Month and the purpose of this month to help eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness by raising awareness of mental health conditions and those who have them.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, and helps determine how we handle stress related to others and making choices.

We as a people need to recognize the importance of mental health and stop hesitating or seeking help out of fear of being judged and facing unnecessary backlash.

Our mental health is important at every stage of life, and if you or a family member is facing a mental disorder issue, contact the national helpline at 800-662-4357.

Yakoke and God bless!