Mind Your Health: Take Your Mental Health ‘Checkup’ Today!

8-Dimensions-of-WellnessSpring is here, and for many people, that means moving from hibernation mode to focusing more on making healthy choices. Often, we think about good health only in terms of our physical well being, but mental health is an important component in overall wellness. May is Mental Health Month so Memorial Behavioral Health (MHCCI) encourages everyone to “Mind Your Health!” and to get the ball rolling today by taking a free mental health assessment.

Good health involves caring for your body and mind.

Statistics show in any given year 1 in 5 American adults live with a diagnosable and treatable mental health condition. Too often, these conditions go untreated, and in combination with substance use conditions, lead to more deaths than traffic accidents, HIV/AIDS and breast cancer combined.

Since mental health symptoms often fly under the radar, MHCCI is part of a national movement in May to remind people toMind Your Health!” This campaign encourages you to find out where you are on the wellness circle and to take action.

Wellness has a personal meaning to everyone and can be defined in many ways including:

  • A purpose in life
  • Active involvement in work and play
  • Joyful relationships
  • A healthy living environment
  • Happiness

Where are you on the wellness circle – and on the path to good health? Take the first step to awareness with a free, anonymous mental health “check up.” The assessment screens for a variety of mental health concerns, including depression and anxiety, and will help you get on track to feeling better. While the screening isn’t a substitute for seeing a licensed healthcare professional, it is a great first step to appraising your mental health. Click here to take your free self-assessment. After you take the assessment, encourage your family and friends to do so, too.

Want to help others “Mind their Health and get the vital treatment and support they need? You can help Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois reach out to families, friends and neighbors throughout central Illinois who may not have access to healthcare or insurance.  It’s easy to help – donate by clicking here – and help others on their path to wellness!