Mental Health Awareness
-Excerpt from Samaritan Counseling Center
Each May, we remind one another of the need to be attentive to the mental health of those whom we love, as well as our own. Caring for our mental health is vital to our sense of wholeness – body, mind, and soul.
Let’s begin by exploring the opposite of mental health and looking closely at mental illness:
Mental Illness is a brain disorder that covers a wide range of maladies in our brains:
Ways to dismantle the stigma that often surrounds mental Illnesses:
Community and church responses to mental illness:
Samaritan Counseling believes that financial limitations should not preclude any person from receiving needed care so fees for their services are based on circumstances of the individual, income and family size. Samaritan Counseling’s ability to provide these services are made possible thanks to the contributions from community partners, generous individual donors, and active community fundraising activities throughout the year.
To learn more, seek a counseling session, and/or contribute:
www.samaritanmidsouth.org – or call 901-729-3900.
Because EVERYONE can benefit from knowing more about mental health, here are some suggestions: