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Mental Health Awareness Month: Self-care more important than ever

Mental Health Awareness Month: Self-care more important than ever

As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close, Lifewell is reminding the community it’s still a great time to do a mental health check-in and reach out for help if you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or need support.

Offering simple tips to get people started on better wellbeing is important for Lifewell, an integrated mental health and addiction treatment organization in Maricopa County serving low-income clients looking for affordable care.

Practicing Self-Care

Prioritize your mental health during #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth by taking a few minutes each day for yourself – a 5-minute meditation or walk around the block.

“Your mental health is intimately connected with your physical health,” shares Lindsey Johnson, a therapist at the Lifewell outpatient location in East Mesa.

“When you do not feel well, unpleasant emotions are stronger. Take care of your body, eat nutritious food, get regular sleep, and exercise every day.”

“Above all, you matter! We can help,” Johnson added.

If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the Maricopa County Crisis Hotline at (602) 222-9444 or 1 (800) 631-1314 or 1(800) 327-9254 hearing impaired (TTY/TDD) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

It is important to reach out for help no matter what income level someone may have – resources are available. Lifewell offers affordable care for AHCCCS members with general and serious mental health concerns. Individuals interested in addiction treatment may qualify for financial assistance under a federal grant.

About Lifewell

Lifewell is a nonprofit integrated healthcare agency providing treatment, services and support for low-income individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI), general mental health issues, and substance use disorders. Call Lifewell at (602) 808-2800 to get started on your journey to a life worth living.

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