May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and our partner at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has spent the month sharing some amazing resources we would like to pass on to you.
DID YOU KNOW:
- Previously 1 in 5 people in any given year could have a diagnosable mental health condition. With COVID-19 that is now 1 in three.
- Youth have been hit disproportionately. With 74 percent of 18-24 years-olds polled by the CDC, reporting an increase in anxiety of depression.
- Unpaid caregivers of adults reported a 33 percent increase in adverse mental health conditions and an increase suicidal ideation.
- Lack of insurance or income should not deter people from seeking mental health support. Tennessee offers a Behavioral Health Safety Net for Adults and Children to help people with mental health issues and/or substance use issues.
- People having thoughts of self-harm, or are having difficulty with interruptive and persistent thoughts that are interfering with the ability to work, go to school, or maintain relationships, can call the 24-hour TN Mental Health Crisis Line at 855-274-7471.
- Contact NAMI Davidson County’s weekday Helpline for information on local mental health resources and free evidenced-based, peer-led support groups for people with mental health issues, and their family members at 615-891-4724 or go to namidavidson.org for information.
Hands On Nashville is very fortunate to partner with multiple organizations who specialize in mental health services. If you would like to volunteer with one of our mental health partners, click here.