May 2013 is Mental Health Awareness Month!

This is my favorite month of the year and not just because it's my birthday month, but because it is Mental Health Awareness month!!

No one is void of facing obstacles in life, some of us are just better at coping with the challenges that life throws at us! For the month of May, I encourage you to reach out to that family member, friend or co-worker who has confided in you about their personal struggles and support them by letting them know that help it out there. As a mental health therapist, it makes me so happy when clients seek the assistance of a professional. That lets us know that an individual is tired of being stuck in a rut and is ready for CHANGE!

Also, please do something to support your local mental health organizations. I will be walking in the National Alliance on Mental Illness Walks (NAMIWalks of Greater Houston) this weekend and I am thrilled to advocate for those who are fighting for their lives, and most importantly their minds.

Cheers to bringing awareness to mental health illness!