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Let’s talk about mental health

Today is World Mental Health Day. Each year, this day is observed to help raise awareness and encourage open conversations around mental health.

Did you know that one in five young people has a diagnosable mental illness? And one in four has symptoms of depression.

Sometimes we forget that the brain is an organ of the body, like the heart, stomach, or lungs.  And when something goes wrong with the heart, stomach, or lungs, we go to the doctor.  The same should be true for mental health issues.

Here are three steps you can take to promote your mental health.

Get Educated. Learn to recognize common signs and symptoms of mental health conditions.

Find a mental health provider. Visit herefortexas.com for a searchable database of North Texas providers, designed to help you find appropriate mental health care.

Call 972-525-8181. The Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line is a free helpline offering personal assistance with finding providers and resources that match your needs.

Grant Halliburton Foundation provides mental health education, training, and support to more than 35,000 students, educators, parents, and professionals annually in North Texas. The Foundation also offers Here For Texas, which includes HereForTexas.com and the Here For Texas Mental Health Navigation Line. These free community tools aim to offer easy access for Texans seeking mental health and addiction information and resources.  GrantHalliburton.org

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