May is a month of many different health observances. We feel one of the most important is Mental Health Awareness. Throughout the month there are activities and resources being offered throughout the county to raise awareness and understanding of mental and emotional health issues as the medical issues they are. This clarifies existing misperceptions and reduces social barriers to medical assistance and support for those that need it.
Last week, our Community Resources Director, Kathy Werheim, facilitated a workshop at the Englewood Town Hall meeting “Mental Health: A Family Affair” hosted by the Englewood Municipal Alliance/StigmaFree Task Force. Her interactive workshop focused on activities families can do together to explore the strengths within the family that could be used to help families cope with stress.
Check out the Mental Health Awareness Resources page on our county resource portal - Bergen ResourceNet.org – more resources are added each week! Also visit the Community Events Calendar to see what Stigma-Free and mental health awareness activities are available for you to join this month!