May is mental health awareness month, it seems over the last few years mental health has had more conversation in public spaces making it more socially acceptable to talk about.
Suicide prevention/awareness month isn’t technically until October. But I wanted to address it this month because it so often is the result of untreated mental health issues. Having suicidal thoughts doesn’t make someone weak or flawed. It can be a result of many factors.
You CANNOT prepare for everything. I often think maybe I should have been in the boy scouts because I like to be prepared for everything but it’s just not possible all the time. Sometimes you have to make a plan, have all your resources available and then wing it.
One of the most valuable things, I learned was how open our communication was with one another.
Today, I’m going to talk about the stigma surrounding mental health. Having been close to ministry and in a ministry dense life, I can tell you there is a lot of stigma surrounding mental health and the church. We need to do better.
Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? I know nowadays it feels there is a month/week/day for everything out there but this month. This month is especially meaningful this year.