You are #MoreThanEnough this May & Every Day
You are more than enough! It’s one of the many inspiring messages – this one from the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)1 – that rings in Mental Health Awareness Month this May.
That we hear about mental health – the whole of our emotional, psychological, and social wellness – more often in 2023 than ever before signals important progress in the fight to reduce the stigma and silence that accompanies mental illness.
Even as progress is made, more is needed. Consider this finding from a 2023 report by Mental Health America:
- Nearly 60% of young people experiencing major depression don’t get mental health treatment2
During the height of the pandemic in 2020, The White House acknowledged that children ages 5-17 experienced a significant increase in mental health-related emergency room visits.3
With last fall’s launch of SchoolMed: Mental Health, Goodside Health humbly joined a growing community of providers dedicated to expanding access to mental healthcare. We vow to continue working to improve the health and wellness of students through screenings and teletherapy.
We also proudly advocate for access to quality, affordable mental healthcare that most benefits every individual, regardless of location, age, gender, or cultural background.
Amid the broad conversations around mental health and wellness, one element that is too often overlooked is how we can each take steps to care for ourselves. The National Institute of Mental Health shares a few great examples on how everyone can prioritize self-care4:
- Get regular exercise
- Eat healthy, regular meals and stay hydrated
- Make sleep a priority
- Try a relaxing activity
- Set goals and priorities
- Stay connected
Goodside Health shares our collective appreciation to everyone that advocates for mental health and wellness this May and every day.
You are #MoreThanEnough.
Do you know someone in a mental health crisis?
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to anyone experiencing thoughts of self-harm, harming others, or emotional distress.5
Dial 988 on your phone for help, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
About Goodside Health
Goodside Health is advancing the delivery of pediatric care by partnering with communities to provide access to physical health, mental health, and telehealth services at school, at home, and in the clinic. Relentless advocates for expanding access to care and promoting health equity, Goodside Health leverages a Whole-Child Approach to care and lives our mission of closing gaps in children’s healthcare through innovation and execution. To learn more about Goodside Health, please visit www.goodsidehealth.com.