It's Mental Health Awareness Month

GTHR shares resources to support well-being and mental health

May is National Mental Health Awareness month.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

To support the Institute’s commitment to well-being, and in recognition of Mental Health Awareness this month, Georgia Tech Human Resources (GTHR) is providing resources that can support faculty, staff, and students with their mental health.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 46% of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in their lives, and 21% of all U.S. adults currently live with a mental health condition.

At Georgia Tech, one of our values is to nurture the well-being of our community by striving to build a healthy and vibrant environment that helps our students and every member of our community grow holistically and develop the self-awareness, knowledge, and practices necessary to pursue healthy, purposeful, fulfilling lives.

This month the GTHR Be Well webpage has been updated to include new mental health articles, events, resources, and activities to help members of our Yellow Jacket community flourish and be fulfilled.

Additionally, we have a full list of mental health resources linked below and will continue to share tips and events on the campus calendar throughout the month.

Mental Health Resources for Students

Mental Health Resources for Faculty and Staff

Sources

  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2021). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. PEP21-07-01-003, NSDUH Series H-56). Rockville, MD: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2020-nsduh-annual-national-report.
  2. Kessler, R.C., Berglund, P., Demler, O., et al. (2005). Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 62(6), 593-602. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.62.6.593.

 

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