Mental Awareness Week 2021 is taking place this week. Many individuals will take to social media in search of ways to improve their mental health or help a loved one find treatment for a mental illness of some sort. Knowing the resources in your community can help you best find what will suit the specific needs of each person. Topics that might come up this week include suicide prevention, LGBTQIA+ resources, mental health counseling, and general mental health disorders education. You can find many resources to address each of these areas of life. Consider these local Broward county resources:
Suicide Prevention: These services will help you in moments of crisis. They offer immediate treatment options such as texting, calls, or visits with a mental health professional.
LGBTQIA+ Resources: The resources offer services and information tailored to members of the LGBTQIA+ community. This includes people who identity as lesbian, gay, trans, queer, intersex, asexual, etc.
Yes Institute (Located in Dade County, but a great resource!)
NAMI LGBTQIA+ Broward
Mental Health Education and Counseling: Resources such as these offer the community information and tools for educating themselves and others on mental illness, treatment, self-care, etc. Having these tools at your disposal can make all the difference in trying to support a loved one as they work to address their own mental health.
This is a brief list. There are many other resources in the community. This list can help you get started on your mental health awareness week journey. What are some resources you have accessed? What are some items you might add to the list?
Do you think you’re ready to talk about your mental health? What questions do you have about your wellbeing? Reach out today for a free consultation to or to set up your first therapy appointment.