May is Mental Health Awareness Month
- 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
- Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the global burden of disease
- The suicide rate among male physicians is 1.41 times higher than the general male population. And among female physicians, the relative risk is even more pronounced — 2.27 times greater than the general female population
- 18.1% (about 42 million) of American adults live with anxiety disorders
We’ve all been through a lot so far this year. As we continue to persevere, let’s find joy in making out mental health a priority. The MSTP Events Subcommittee of the Outreach Committee invites you to participate in “What Wellness Means to Me.” Submit a photo of yourself doing anything you do to stay WELL – whether it’s making candles, baking, walking your dog, reading, making pottery, etc.! Please submit your photo here by Monday May 31st. At the end of the month, we will gather all submissions to create an MSTP Wellness board! This beautiful weekend is a great time to get started!
If you would like to seek help but don’t know where to start, the Student Care Network provides various resources and speaking with a student care coordinator (Office of Student Care Coordination at 615-343-WELL (9355)) can help guide care.