Opportunities to Connect with Burrell Behavioral Health Through October Awareness Efforts
October provides a number opportunity for you to learn, share and support others through a series of awareness months.
October provides a number opportunity for you to learn, share and support others through a series of awareness months. Learn more about them, and how Burrell Behavior Health team members tie directly to the clients and communities they honor:
LGBTQ+ History Month. October offers an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community throughout history. Statistically, we know that Americans who identify as part of this community experience higher rates of mental health and substance use issues. Burrell Behavioral Health’s mission as a community mental health care provider is to offer hope and healing to all people who seek it. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team leads an organization-wide charge to better serve the underseen, underheard and underserved.
ADHD Awareness Month. ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders among children, and it can often go undiagnosed until adulthood. Many people with ADHD may experience difficulties with social relationships, self-esteem and mental health. Centers like our Youth Focus Clinic offer comprehensive evaluations and treatment for children and adolescents with ADHD.
The 2023 ADHD Awareness Month theme in the United States is “Moving Forward with ADHD.” At adhdawarenessmonth.org, you can find links to podcasts that are linked to that theme, including an episode that looks at moving forward with women and girls who have been diagnosed with ADHD.
Depression Awareness Month. Due to misconceptions and societal taboos, many individuals suffering from depression face discrimination, lack of support, and feelings of isolation. Depression Awareness Month provides an opportunity for us to continue our important work to change this narrative.
By shining a light on the prevalence and impact of depression, we can encourage open conversations, empathy and a sense of community for those who are suffering. It reminds us that depression is not a sign of weakness, but rather a medical condition that requires understanding, compassion and appropriate treatment. Through many Burrell Behavioral Health services, including therapy and counseling, psychiatric services, crisis intervention, evaluations and more, we seek to offer a path forward for people suffering from depression.
Emotional Wellness Month. Awareness around emotional wellness offers an important time to prioritize our mental health and well-being. Through weekly connection opportunities, community outreach events and experiences curated for your group or organization, Burrell Behavioral Health’s Be Well team offers those opportunities to the public throughout the calendar year. You can find ways to join the Be Well Community here. You can also find a number of free wellness resources here. Visit the Be Well Facebook page to find the latest connection opportunities designed to address brain health and emotional wellness.