May is Mental Health Awareness Month

(Dixon, IL) 

May is Mental Health Month. During May, Sinnissippi Centers is committed to raising awareness about mental health and encouraging individuals to take care of their emotional wellbeing. Our theme, “You Matter, Mental Health Matters” focuses on valuing individuals and their mental health and increasing awareness about mental wellness.

“Everyone has a level of mental wellness,” says Sinnissippi Centers’ President/CEO Patrick Phelan. “We need to think of it just the same as our physical fitness,” adds Phelan. “Just like we eat right and exercise and do other things to keep in shape, we need to pay attention to our mental wellness. Just like our physical health, sometimes we have a disease that needs treatment. Mental illnesses are illnesses of the brain: Depression, anxiety disorders, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, and other mental illnesses, have physiological causes and can be treated with medications and therapy,” adds Phelan.

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