Each May, Mental Health Month aims to raise awareness about mental health issues, to advocate for equal care, and provide support to those in need. This advocacy is more important than ever. A recent study from researchers at NYU Langone found that the number of Americans suffering from serious psychological distress is increasing while important access to mental health care has decreased. Talkspace is devoted to reversing these statistics — we cannot let this trend continue.
During May 2017, we focused on empowering individuals to “light their way” to better mental health, happiness, and improved well-being. Throughout the month we brought tips and tools directly from a therapist to help improve daily well-being and deal with ongoing mental health challenges. No appointment needed![tweetthis]More Americans suffering psychological distress as access to care has dropped. #LightYourWay in May to better mental health![/tweetthis]
We also shared stories of people who have struggled to accept, face, and overcome the difficulties of mental illness, those who’ve fought the societal stigma associated with mental health labels and diagnoses.
We still want to hear from you! All month long join us on social media using #LightYourWay to show us how you’re making changes — no matter how small — to find your happiness. Our hope is that by sharing these tips and stories we can fire up a conversation that promotes change and gives those who are suffering in silence the space and support they need to take a step into the light.