“As a nation, we must fight the stigmas surrounding mental illness and empower those affected by emotional distress and their loved ones to seek care.” – President Donald. J. Trump, Proclamation on National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2020
Each May, our country commits to prioritizing mental health awareness, not only in regard to providing resources for assistance, but also to ensure the conversation about mental illness remains stigma-free. Mental Health Awareness Month serves as a reminder that if you are struggling with your mental health, you are not alone – 1 in 5 people experience some sort of mental illness at least once in their lifetime, with anxiety disorders the most common.
In today’s newsletter, we address:
How to stop the negative self-talk that can be a barrier to seeking care
How correctional leaders can recognize stress among their personnel
How correctional officers can support each other during times of stress.
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