You Are Enough - Mental Health Awareness Month
You may have noticed on social media that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The event is hosted by The Nation Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) and this year’s theme is “More than Enough”. According to their website the theme is, “an opportunity for all of us to come together and remember the inherent value we each hold — no matter our diagnosis, appearance, socioeconomic status, background or ability”. Very fitting for our current social and economic times.
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we wanted to share a list of resources for those times when you or a loved one may be struggling with feelings that you are not enough. Because everyone deserves support.
National crisis hotlines
National suicide and crisis lifeline: 988 – www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
The Trevor Project provides information & support to LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year round - call, text, or chat online: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help/
Minnesota crisis resources
Crisis Text Line: Text "MN" to 741741
Metro Counties (including Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington): Call **CRISIS (274747) from a cell phone
Adult Mental Health Lines by County: https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/adults/health-care/mental-health/resources/crisis-contacts.jsp
Children’s Mental Health Lines by County: https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/children-and-families/health-care/mental-health/resources/crisis-contacts.jsp
Contact MN Warmline (mentalhealthmn.org): The Warmline helps people before they reach a point of crisis and supports their mental health.
Open 7 days a week, 9am - 9pm
651-288-0400 or 877-404-3190; text "Support" to 85511
You deserve support
You have worth
You are more than your symptoms
You have value
You are more than enough
Written by: Mackenzie Kerber, MA, LPCC