Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month
Posted on 05/07/2019
To mark National Mental Health Awareness Month, Lane County Public Health is encouraging all community members to take a moment each day to support their mental health with the Mind Your Mind campaign. The Mind Your Mind campaign was developed as a way to help encourage the people of Lane County to treat their mental health with same attention to preventative care as one would with their physical preventative care. 

“Caring for our mental and emotional well-being is just as important to our overall health as caring for our bodies,” said Lane County Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Roger Brubaker. “Just like physical health conditions, most mental illnesses are both preventable and treatable which means that developing healthy skills today can have lifetime benefits."

Positive mental health allows people to realize their full potential, cope with stress, work productively and make meaningful contributions to their families and communities. It’s also important for community members to know that help is available and effective for those experiencing a mental illness.
 
Here in Lane County, roughly one out of three people experience some kind of mental health condition, but few feel that others are supportive to people in distress. If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental health condition, don’t hesitate to have a conversation about it with a medical provider, loved one or trusted friend who can help.
  
Click here to find a Mind Your Mind calendar, designed to remind you to mind your mind each day of May. Additionally, there is a list of trainings available for those interested in helping support the mental health of our community!
 
Check out the Mind Your Mind website at mindyourmindproject.org or follow us on Facebook @MindYourMindProject, Twitter @MindYourMindUSA or on Instagram @MindYourMindProject for more information on how you can get involved.

 

Get Trained to Support Others

Connect Community Based Postvention Training

May 8th, 8:30-3:00 at H&HS Charnelton Building, 151 W. 7th Ave, Eugene
Registration and more information - May 8 Connect

 

Youth Mental Health First Aid

May 8th, at Springfield Relief Nursery (Robin Jaqua Child and Family Center) at 850 S 42nd St, Springfield, OR
Registration and more information - May 8 Youth Mental Health First Aid

 

QPR - Community Based Suicide Prevention Training

May 15th, 9:30 – 11:30 at the H&HS Charnelton Building, 151 W. 7th Ave, Eugene
Registration and more information - May 15 QPR

 

QPR - Community Based Suicide Prevention Training

May 23rd, 5:30 – 7:30 at Springfield City Hall, 225 5th Street, Library Meeting Room 1, Springfield
Registration and more information - May 23 QPR in Springfield