Mental Health Awareness Month

Photo Creds: The British School Warsaw

Photo Creds: The British School Warsaw

This month marks a nationwide effort to raise awareness for those struggling with mental health issues. Mental Health America states that “mental health refers to our emotional and social well-being and impacts how we think, feel, and behave. It plays a role in connecting with others, making decisions, handling stress, and many other aspects of daily life. Everyone has mental health, and it deserves your attention just as much as your physical health does.” According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, “an estimated 26% of Americans ages 18 and older — about 1 in 4 adults — suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.” Seeing how prevalent mental illness is across the population, it is important for communities and people as a whole to find ways to accommodate and better understand mental illnesses. There are a few key elements in maintaining a healthy mental state. These can include:

  • Talking about your feelings
  • Keeping active
  • Eating well
  • Keeping in touch with friends and loved ones
  • Taking breaks 

Struggling with your mental health is valid and incredibly common. It is always important to reach out and take time to rest and reset when you can feel yourself getting burnt out. 


Mental Health Resources:

Student Assistance Counselor: Mrs. Cartier – [email protected]

Wellness Counselor: Mr. Jeros – [email protected] 

WMC Wellness Resources

Crisis Hotlines and Resources