Whether or not we have a mental illness or know someone who has experienced it, we all have mental health that helps us cope with daily life and its challenges. We may not think much about our mental health or even use the phrase but it’s part of all our lives.
Mental health is best explained as how we cope with daily life and the challenges it brings. When our mental health is good we can deal better with what comes our way at home, at work, and in life.
Most of us take our our mental health for granted. It’s an unseen part of who we are.
1. Break down mental health barriers
2. Eliminate stigma
3. Improve mental health services through collaboration
Above all we must realize that
each of us makes a difference with our life.
Each of us impacts the world around us every single day. We have a choice to use the gift of our life to make the world a better place or not to bother.
TO ENHANCE THE MENTAL HEALTH OF DUBUQUE COMMUNITY THROUGH EDUCATION, COLLABORATION, ADVOCACY, LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS AND THE PROMOTION OF RESEARCH.
When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start way before Stage 4. We begin with prevention. This is what we should be doing when people have serious mental illnesses, too. Listen to the B4Stage4 video http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/b4stage4
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Mental Health America of Dubuque County recognizes the psychological impact that workplaces and work environments can have on their employees. MHA of Dubuque created a Business Toolkit with this in mind! You can download the toolkit for free! Hover over the picture above to download.