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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Founded by Mental Health America in 1949, this annual monthly movement has served as a time to show support, break stigma, and educate the public around mental health conditions. Mental health conditions can affect anyone — regardless of age or background. And, unfortunately, recent data show that our country is facing an unprecedented national mental health crisis, with one in five people experiencing a mental health condition in any given year. Additionally, about half of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their lives, with symptoms starting by age 14 for the majority of people.

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What is Trauma-Informed Therapy?

Trauma informed therapy involves tailoring interventions in the context of an individual’s trauma history. It is a beneficial modality for working with anyone who has experienced trauma throughout their life– whether as a child or an adult. Therapists use this technique as a lens through which to view clients, considering the impact trauma has had on an individual’s behavior and emotions.

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Resources for Individuals Who Self Harm

For individuals who self harm, the first step to recovery is recognizing that you want to stop. If you are not yet ready to stop, do not be discouraged. There are plenty of ways to begin gaining control over your self- injuring behaviors by first setting boundaries around when and how often you hurt yourself. For many, the recovery process is often long and fraught with significant ups and downs. The following information provides a brief overview of a few ways individuals who self harm can begin working towards healing.

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