LAFOLLETTE, TN. (SPECIAL TO WLAF)- Mental Health America’s campaign slogan for 2023 is “Look Around, Look Within,” while the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is celebrating the month with the “More Than Enough” campaign.
Whatever campaign slogan speaks to you most, this Mental Health Month, join Ridgeview in celebrating the importance of caring for our mental health.Here are a few simple steps you can you take during this month to promote better mental health:* Connect with your neighborhood and community: Get to know the people living around you, join or start “neighbors helping neighbors” groups, make a commitment to check-in on one another.* Connect with nature: Hike in a forest, sit in a city park, bring a plant inside, or keep the shades open to absorb natural light. Research shows that being outside is important for promoting well-being.
* Recognize and remember the inherent value we each hold – no matter our diagnosis, appearance, socioeconomic status, background or ability, celebrate that you are inherently worthy of more than enough life, love and healing.
If you’re taking steps to improve your surroundings but are still struggling with your mental health, you may be experiencing signs of a mental health condition. Take advantage of Ridgeview’s Walk-In Clinic for an initial assessment from 8:30 am – 10:00 am., Monday through Friday.
We’re here to help, and our outpatient clinic is located at 108 South 5th Street, LaFollette, TN 37766. Learn more about Ridgeview at our website.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 5/16/2023 – 6AM)