Mental Health Awareness Month
This past year presented so many different challenges and obstacles that tested our strength and resiliency. The
global pandemic forced us to cope with situations we never even imagined, and a lot of us struggled with our mental
health as a result. The good news is that there are tools and resources available that can support the well-being of
individuals and communities.
Now, more than ever, we need to combat the stigma surrounding mental health concerns. That’s why this Mental
Health Month Serenity Psychiatric Outpatient, LLC is highlighting #Tools2Thrive – what individuals can do throughout their daily
lives to prioritize mental health, build resiliency, and continue to cope with the obstacles of COVID-19.
Throughout the pandemic, many people who had never experienced mental health challenges found themselves
struggling for the first time. During the month of May, we are focusing on different topics that can help process the
events of the past year and the feelings that surround them, while also building up skills and supports that extend
We know that the past year forced many to accept tough situations that they had little to no control over. If you
found that it impacted your mental health, you aren’t alone. In fact, of the almost half a million individuals that took
the anxiety screening at http://MHAscreening.org, 79% showed symptoms of moderate to severe anxiety. However, there
are practical tools that can help improve your mental health. We are focused on managing anger and frustration,
recognizing when trauma may be affecting your mental health, challenging negative thinking patterns, and making
time to take care of yourself.
It’s important to remember that working on your mental health and finding tools that help you thrive takes time.
Change won’t happen overnight. Instead, by focusing on small changes, you can move through the stressors of the
past year and develop long-term strategies to support yourself on an ongoing basis.
A great starting point for anyone who is ready to start prioritizing their mental health is to take a mental health
screening at MHAscreening.org. It’s a quick, free, and confidential way for someone to assess their mental health and
begin finding hope and healing.
Ultimately, during this month of May, Serenity Psychiatric Outpatient, LLC wants to remind everyone that mental illnesses are real, and
recovery is possible. By developing your own #Tools2Thrive, it is possible to find balance between life’s ups and
downs and continue to cope with the challenges brought on by the pandemic.
For more information, call 601-684-8284 or fill out the contact form on this page!