Updated: Nov 21, 2018
You can #BeTheDifference for our veterans – this month and every month. Here are some things you can do:
Get trained. You’re already a Mental Health First Aider – congratulations! Now, take the next step and encourage someone else to get trained, especially if you are a veteran or know someone who is.
Spread the word. Share this video and infographic and one-pager over the course of the month to raise awareness about how important it is to support the mental health needs of our military personnel and their families
It's important to note that Mental Health is different than Mental Illness or a Mental Disability. Like your physical health, one can become ill, injured, or born with a disablement, however we have a much better understanding of our body and we know that early treatment is very important(note, less than 50% of any us seek mental healthcare who develop a concerning mental condition), and the longer left untreated, the more likely it will get much worse. Learning to take care of ourselves through basic mental health education, allows to be us more capable of taking care of ourselves and helping others.