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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Lake County, CA (May 1, 2021) – Please join Lake County Behavioral Health Services in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month.  Launched by Mental Health America in 1949, this is the most highly-recognized mental health awareness event in the United States.  Last year, Mental Health Awareness Month media and materials were used and seen by over 230 million Americans.

This past year has presented a myriad of obstacles and challenges that have truly tested our resiliency and strength.  The global pandemic forced us to cope with unimaginable situations, leaving many of us struggling with our mental health.  The good news is there are tools and resources available to support the well-being of individuals and communities.

Now, more than ever, we need to combat stigma surrounding mental health.  That’s why Lake County Behavioral Health Services is highlighting #Tools2Thrive; what individuals can do throughout their daily lives to prioritize mental health, gain resiliency, and continue to cope with whatever life throws our way.

This month, Lake County Behavioral Health Services is focusing on how a healthy lifestyle may help prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, anxiety and depression, along with physical health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.  Managing stress, eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep, and exercising can go a long way in making one both mentally and physically healthy.

When you or a loved one is grappling with a mental health concern, sometimes it is a lot to handle:

“Mental health is essential and critical to one’s overall health and well-being,” emphasizes Todd Metcalf, Director of Lake County Behavioral Health Services. “Mental illnesses are common and treatable.”

The staff at Lake County Behavioral Health Services wants everyone to know mental illnesses are real, and recovery is always the goal.  Living a healthy lifestyle may not always be easy, but taking a look at one’s overall health every day — both mentally and physically — helps ensure a focus on fitness.  By developing your own #Tools2Thrive, you can find a balance between life’s ups and downs and successfully cope with issues and challenges brought on by the pandemic and other stressors.

For more information, please contact Lake County Behavioral Health Services at 707-274-9101 or 707-994-7090.

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Effective immediately, people on private water systems whose tap water comes from their own private intake into the lake, in the Oaks Arm and Lower Arm of Clear Lake should not drink the water.

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