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This Mental Health Month, learn 'Where to Start' with Burrell's Be Well team

On May 16, you are invited to join the Be Well Initiatives team, who will be leading a conversation designed to remind participants that there is hope, and that we can start together.

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May 9, 2024

May is Mental Health Month, and Burrell Behavioral Health is using this opportunity to promote open conversations about mental health and encourage people to prioritize their mental well-being. It can be tough to know how to begin a journey toward acknowledging and improving our mental health. Building off of Mental Health America’s theme for Mental Health Month 2024, Burrell’s Be Well Initiatives team is offering a free opportunity for community members to learn “Where to Start.”

On May 16 at 11 a.m., you are invited to join Be Well’s Bailey Pyle, LPC, and Nia Howard, MS, who will be co-leading a conversation designed to remind participants that there is hope, and that we can start together. Participants will connect, practice and support their mental well-being in community.

The hourlong, interactive event is free and held on Zoom. You can join at 11 a.m. on May 16 by following this link.

The “Where to Start” Be Well Experience is one of many efforts during Mental Health Month to point community members in the direction of help. Current events, loneliness, technology and social drivers are the top four factors affecting our mental health today. Mental Health America offers a number of free mental health resources to help you improve your mental health at mhanational.org/may. Throughout Mental Health Month, Be Well is working to connect our community with local resources because everyone's mental health journey is unique, and finding the right support for you is crucial. You can find that info on Burrell’s Facebook page and Be Well’s Instagram account (@burrellbewellcommunity).

While Be Well is using this month as an opportunity to provide a starting point, we want to remind our community members that Be Well offers year-round, monthly, free Experiences on Zoom that can help you take the next step in your mental health journey. You can find information on the latest Be Well events and wellness resources here.

And if you are concerned about your overall well-being or the well-being or a loved one, family, don’t hesitate to ask for help. Burrell Behavioral Health’s team has years of experience working successfully with clients of all ages to meet the behavioral health needs of kids and adults.

If you need to talk, you can call, text or chat the 988 Suicide and Crisis Line 24/7 to speak to trained counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal ideation, a substance use and/or mental health crisis or any other kind of emotional distress. Burrell also operates walk-in Behavioral Crisis Centers in Springfield and Columbia 24/7, 365 days a year.


24-Hour Crisis Line

If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance-use crisis, please call our toll-free 24-hour telephone line. Our team can help provide immediate assistance.

Southwest Missouri: 1-800-494-7355

Central Missouri: 1-800-395-2132

National Help Line: Call or Text 988