Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime and everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. After two of living with the pandemic, many people are realizing that stress, isolation, and uncertainty have taken a toll on their well-being.

Mental health is something everyone should care about. LifeRing offers meetings for people in recovery who have also been diagnosed with co-occurring disorders. Here are additional resources to consider during National Mental Health Awareness.

May has been recognized as National Mental Awareness Month since 1949. On April 30, 2014, President Barack Obama proclaimed it official. The President called upon “citizens, government agencies, organizations, health care providers, and research institutions to raise mental health awareness and continue helping Americans live longer, healthier lives.”  LifeRing has taken up this challenge and now offers weekly meetings for people diagnosed with co-occurring disorders.

We invite you to explore other resources:


 


 

Mental Health America (MHA): Mental Health Tests

The MHA offers online screening tests to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition . Tests include:

      Depression  •  Psychosis  •  PTSD   •  Addiction  •  Bipolarity  •  Anxiety


(I tested “Addiction” and it’s likely I have an “Alcohol or Substance Use Problem.” That about sums it up!)
Take a test >>>
 


 

National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):  Free National Mental Health Awareness Month Webinar Series

The National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  is offering free webinars every Wednesday in May from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern Time. Wednesday, May 4th is the first of this 4-part webinar series hosted in conjunction with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will provide a general overview of post COVID-19 mental health issues.
Read on >>> 
 


 

LifeRing Co-Occurring Disorders Focus Meetings:     

Tuesdays, 11:00am to 12:00pm Pacific Time
Recovery and Mindful Eating – Eating Disorders  |  Zoom Meeting ID: 920 2549 7153 | Passcode: lifering

Wednesdays, 10:00am to 11:00am Pacific Time
Polish-Speakers Meeting – Co-Occurring Disorders Meeting  |   Zoom Meeting ID: 861 3156 6432 | Passcode: lifering
Open Camera Meeting – Attendees are asked to keep their video-feed on

Wednesdays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm Pacific Time
Co-Occurring Disorders Meeting  |  Zoom Meeting ID: 824 4745 9868 |  Passcode: lifering
Open Camera Meeting – Attendees are asked to keep their video-feed on

Sundays, 6:30pm to 7:30pm Pacific Time
Co-Occurring Disorders Meeting  |  Zoom Meeting ID: 883 4266 7574 | Passcode: lifering
Open Camera Meeting – Attendees are asked to keep their video-feed on
Go to a meeting >>>

 


Help us help others. Your donations allow LifeRing to support new focus meetings for people in recovery who are diagnosed with co-occurring disorders. Thank you!

For other ways you can contribute to LifeRing, please consider being a LifeRing Volunteer or a LifeRing Convenor.


 

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