Why Does Mental Health Awareness Matter For Those Who Are Affected By Addictions?


By Marni Amsellem, PH.D

Original Source: soberlink.com

We are in the midst of Mental Health Awareness Month, a month dedicated to promoting education, understanding, and compassion for the many ways mental illness affects us, our loved ones, and our communities. One goal of this month is to help people understand that they don’t have to suffer silently or suffer consequences in their lives due to their symptoms, and that there are multiple ways to receive help. Furthermore, increasing awareness helps to reduce the stigma around all forms of mental illness and addictive behaviors. Mental Health Awareness Month is also a month focused on sharing the many ways in which we can promote mental health in all of us. With this broad context, it seems intuitive why mental health awareness should be a priority, particularly those affected by addictions.


One component of mental health awareness is having accurate knowledge. We may hold a notion of what a mental…click here to continue reading