May is Mental Health Month
Long term readers may remember I was a public health major in college and worked in the field right after college.
When I worked in the field and before moving to New Jersey, I blog more about mental health. It’s a topic passionate to me. Since May is mental health month, it’s the perfect time to talk more about it.
It’s no secret the pandemic has affected people’s mental health. Over a year of lockdowns and not seeing friends is hard! Now, as things are opening up, it feels “weird” to see friends and family.
Awareness about the importance of mental health is the first way to end the stigma. Like any chronic disease, it’s important to talk openly because mental health disorders live and grow in silence.
I’ve blogged openly and honestly about my anxiety and depression throughout the years. Everyone has a different experience, but sharing your own story can help others feel as though they are not alone.