Mental Health America states, “When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start way before Stage 4. We begin with prevention. And when people are in the first stage of those diseases, and have a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, we try immediately to reverse these symptoms.” Mental Health Connecticut agrees and has collaborated with Mental Health America to spread the message about the importance of treating mental health conditions B4Stage4.
Catching mental health conditions early is known as Early Identification and Intervention. However, many times people may not realize that their symptoms are being caused by a mental health condition or feel shamed to pursue help because of the stigma associated with mental illness. It’s up to all of us to know the signs and take action so that mental illnesses can be caught early and treated, and we can live up to our full potential. Even though mental illnesses may require intensive, long-term treatment and a lot of hard work at the later stages, people can and do recover and reclaim their lives. – Learn more
Mental Health Connecticut is committed to educating people about mental health and wellness through community forums, workshops, materials and events. MHC believes our communities will attain whole health through information, tools and skill-building that promote understanding and acceptance.
Assist with administrative tasks and external correspondence designed to educate the community about mental health issues, as well as other volunteer positions at our organization.