Caring for Our Mental Health

Health is more than just our physical well-being. Our emotional and psychological health impact our lives in so many ways. May is Mental Health Awareness Month – the perfect time to share some helpful resources, articles and links focused on this vital part of our overall well-being.

Our website’s wellness pages offer resources for those dealing with depression, stress, substance abuse and other mental health conditions. Visit here.

Our new podcast, Allied and Well, regularly discusses mental well-being. Listen to the inaugural episode focused on stress, and check this webpage each month as new episodes arrive.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides an abundance of information, help, guidance and resources focused on mental health, including:

Many of our partners have also created helpful resources:

  • OSF HealthCare’s blog has a variety of articles focused on mental health.
  • Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System’s podcasts frequently discuss emotional and psychological well-being. Particularly relevant are their episodes titled “Managing Anxiety” and “Therapy, What It’s All About.”
  • Learn about common signs of depression and how to seek help in this short video from Confluence Health.
  • Find information about professional therapists – and discover why therapy isn’t scary – in this article from Springfield Clinic.
  • Listen to Riverside Healthcare’s timely podcast about mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Learn how exercise can help maintain your mental well-being in this article from Memorial Health System.
  • Substance abuse and mental illnesses are sometimes intertwined. Read this piece from Carle about helping loved ones dealing with substance abuse.

Health is not just a matter of physical well-being. This month – and beyond – let’s commit to strengthening our awareness of mental health. The emotional and psychological well-being of ourselves and our loved ones is too important to ignore.

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