Let’s Celebrate May is Mental Health Matters Month
Our mental health has a powerful influence on our quality of life. It affects how we feel, how we see ourselves, how we handle stress, how we make choices, and how we relate to others. Our mental health deserves the same attention as our physical health, but it is far too often overlooked or ignored. With the month of May designated as Mental Health Matters Month, there’s no better time than now to check in on our own mental health and the mental health of the people we care about.
We encourage all San Joaquin County residents to take action by checking in on your own mental health and the mental health of someone you care about. When you check in with yourself, you might find that you are in need of some self-care activities and other support options to give your mind and body the break they need to recharge. When you check in with others, you can let them know you’re there for them if they want to talk as well as help them get support from other sources if they are in need. To get started, visit the Take Action for Mental Health website and go to the Check In page. If you are in need of local resources and help, call 211, text your zip code to 898211, or visit www.211sj.org. Help is one call or click away.