Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it is crucial to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health.

With Mental Health Awareness Month upon us, it's more important than ever to bring attention to the issue and work towards ending the silence that often surrounds it. This month, and every month, Gifted Healthcare is committed to understanding, supporting, and advocating for those struggling with mental health challenges.


Did you know?

  • Mental illness can affect people of any age, race, religion, gender, or income.
  • More than 50 million Americans struggle with mental illnesses.
  • 60% of adults with a mental illness didn’t receive mental health services in the previous year.

So, what can you do for yourself and to help others?

For Yourself:

For Others:

  • Listen to them - be respectful, compassionate, and empathetic
  • Genuinely express concern and offer support. Ask how you can help.
  • Share information on resources and offer to support them in their care journey.

Additional Resources:

  1. Dial 988 to reach the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
    24/7 support that is free and confidential for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources.
  2. Text HOME to 741-741
    24/7 support for any crisis, including things like anxiety, eating disorders, depression, self-harm, suicide, gun violence, and more
  3. Employee Connect by Lincoln Financial, 1-866-628-4824
    If you are in need of emotional support, professionally trained mental health experts are available 24/7 and the service is completely confidential.
  4. If you’re enrolled in Gifted’s medical benefits, Able To provides 1-on-1 emotional support to help navigate life’s challenges at no additional cost.