Mental Health Day of Action
It's no secret the pandemic has contributed to increased turmoil, isolation, and unrest in many lives around the world affecting our mental health, but the reality is that people have struggled with their mental health even before the pandemic. The pandemic really opened more discussions around the importance of mental health even though Mental Health Awareness Month has been around since 1949.
Did you know? 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience a mental health condition each year.
(Source: NAMI )
Clearly, you are not alone on your mental health journey. Mental health is an incredibly important part of overall health, and luckily for us, Mental Health Awareness Month gives us the perfect opportunity share helpful mental health resources.
The Helpline Center (211) is the first and best resource for the Sioux Falls, SD area to get more information and support with mental health because it's the hub for finding credible resources. Their Behavioral Health Guide (Mental Health Guide) includes an extensive list of providers and their contact information, hours, fees and services offered. View it here:
You can also use the many other available resources found at the Helpline Center (211) with their user-friendly search tools. Explore the 211 Helpline below:
"Reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness is critical and seeking help shouldn’t be taboo." - NAMI
Mental Health and Youth
MTV also gets involved on providing mental health resources for youth and young adults. Their Mental Health Day of Action is on May 19th, so listen in on people talking about their own personal experiences, struggles and triumphs with mental health.
7% of youth aged 6–17 experience a mental health condition.
(Source: NAMI )
Sexual Assault & Domestic Abuse
The Helpline Center (211) also has incredible resources to victims and survivors of domestic abuse and violence, providing direct basic needs and services including mental health services. Read more about the basic needs resource guide below.
Sioux Falls Basic Needs Resource Guide:
The Helpline Center created a resource guide specific to Sioux Falls, SD. This resource guide lists community programs, which are part of the 211 resource database, that provide direct basic needs and services such as clothing and household items, employment services, family and parenting, financial support, food, health care, housing, mental health, shelter, and transportation.
View Basic Needs Resource Guide:
If you are a victim or survivor of domestic abuse, family violence, or sexual assault, check out our last blog post called The Best Resources for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Abuse, Family Violence, & Sexual Assault for an extensive list of resources available to you.