“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
– Maya Angelou
Destigmatize in action begins with each one of us.
The NuMovement Nation “Destigmatize” message is not only for others. YOU may be in need of some relief from increased anxiety and trauma.
You can erase the severe consequences of the stigma attached to seeking mental health support. Be aware that at several points in our lives all of us can benefit greatly from mental health solutions like therapy, group support, and continued education.
Some of us need to utilize mental health solutions more frequently than others. We all have a different makeup and history.
Be aware of loved ones facing significant stress.
In an article published by the National Institute on Mental Health, several examples of stress that we all experience are indicated.
- Routine stress related to the pressures of school, work, family, and other daily responsibilities.
- Stress brought about by a sudden negative change, such as losing a job, divorce, or illness.
- Traumatic stress experienced during an event such as a major accident, war, assault, or natural disaster where people may be in danger of being seriously hurt or killed. People who experience traumatic stress may have very distressing temporary emotional and physical symptoms, but most recover naturally soon after. Read more about Coping With Traumatic Events.
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NAMI Chicago is currently offering virtual support groups. This includes peer and family support groups, as well as a Healthcare Workers Support Group on Thursday, April 9th from 3 to 4:15 CST.
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Anyone can become overwhelmed. If you or a loved one is having thoughts of suicide, call the confidential toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lifeline chat is a service available to everyone.