May may be Mental Health Awareness Month, but at Mountain Valley we believe that we can each do our part every day of the year to bring about positive changes.

How? By talking. Talking to each other – our families, loved ones, friends, and coworkers. Let’s work toward being as open about our mental health as we might be telling someone we have a physical illness. And let’s not forget talking’s underrated counterpart – listening. Everyone needs and wants to be heard and if we make it a point to listen – really listen – to one another, we can make a huge impact on all of our lives.

To help you kick start your conversations regarding Mental Health Awareness, we recommend the following websites:

Mental Health America – http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may

National Alliance on Mental Health – https://www.nami.org/mentalhealthmonth

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – https://afsp.org/campaigns/look-ways-mental-health-awareness-month-2017/

The National Council for Behavioral Health – https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/mental-health-month/