One in five Americans is affected by a mental health affliction every year.
Let that sink in.
It might be a colleague. A parent or a sibling. Your neighbor or a classmate.
Or it might be you. And if so, there is a likelihood you feel uncomfortable or unsure of how to ask for help.
IndyHub is proud to partner with Anthem to bring you this special series highlighting strategies for self care and seeking help to address issues of mental health. For the next three weeks, we’ll be featuring short videos, produced by IndyHub and Anthem specialists, on stress and anxiety in the workplace, work/life balance and how to grow in your career.
We know first hand how this time in our lives is full of new experiences – both good and bad. There are relationships to foster, deadlines to meet, and frustrations that we feel ill- or under equipped in dealing with. It’s time to break down the barriers and stigmas associated with mental health. Listening to ourselves, our friends, reaching out to a peer who might be struggling are simple but impactful steps.
Our friends at the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana have embarked in the Campaign to Change Direction. Check it out and learn about the five signs of emotional suffering.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide – call the National Suicide Hotline at 800-273-8255 or text CONNECT to 74174.