"Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind always." - Robin Williams-
Mental Health Awareness
Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being. It includes our social, psychological, and emotional well-being. During the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen the impacts on our mental health in a vast number of ways. Mental health illnesses are common and treatable! While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health.
You Are Not Alone!
Licensed Professional Counselors serve a vital role in the mental health and wellbeing of the citizens of NC, the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC) promotes the development of LCMHC's through professional excellence and advocacy. LPCANC provides a voice for public policy, directs the activities of professional lobbying, and responds to the continuing education needs of LCMHC's in North Carolina. During the month of May we will be sharing additional information to start a conversation around mental health and the ways to reduce stigma.
#MentalHealthMonth. #MHM2021. #LPCANC. #MentalHealthAwareness. #StopTheStigma. #MentalHealthMatters.
Suicide awareness and prevention are a priority! Suicide is death caused by injuring oneself with the intent to die. A suicide attempt is when someone harms themselves with any intent to end their life, but they do not die as a result of their actions. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the united states, and the number of people who think about or attempt suicide is even higher! The CDC reported in 2019 12 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.5 million planned a suicide attempt, and 1.4 million attempted suicide.
You Are Not Alone!
During the months of May through December we will be sharing additional information to start a conversation around Suicide Awareness and the ways to understand suicide, debunk myths, raise awareness, and increase prevention. We will further discuss facts about Suicidal Ideations (SI), warning signs, risk factors, crisis preparation, support systems, navigating hospital systems, safety plans, and postvention.
Suicide Hotlines by State
International Suicide Hotlines