Mental Health is extremely important! We're going to have some good reads and coaching information here about how to keep yourself motivated! <3

We also have some information about who you can contact for official help.

Nearly 20%, or 43.8 million American adults, have experienced some form of mental illness in any given year, which can present itself in a wide variety of disorders, including anxiety, schizophrenia, substance abuse, eating, mood, and personality disorders. For about 9.8 million people, or 4% of the population, these disorders are so severe that they impair their ability to function in major life activities. Further, untreated mental illness increases the risk of homelessness, substance use disorders, legal issues, and suicide.

  • There are many reputable hotlines you can contact for answers to questions about mental health or mental illness, including:
    • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): NAMI operates an emergency mental health hotline Monday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. Operators can provide information about mental illness and refer callers to treatment, support groups, family support, and legal support, if needed.
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): (800) 662-4357. SAMHSA runs a 24-hour mental health hotline that provides education, support, and connections to treatment. It also offers an online Behavioral Health Treatment Locator to help you find suitable behavioral health treatment programs.
    • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): (866) 615-6464. This organization has a variety of methods for you to communicate with knowledgeable people about mental health issues. In addition to the phone line, there is a live online chat option. These resources are available Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.