Mental Health Awareness Month


As a non-profit community mental health facility for 45 years, we know firsthand the severe need for support.

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for Mental Health Programs & Services!

Please remember that mental health is not just for May – support yourself and loved ones by MINDing Your WELLness all year round!


What’s in Your Emotional Wellness Toolkit?

Your wellness can affect your ability to carry out everyday activities, your relationships, and your overall mental health. How you react to your experiences and feelings can change over time. Emotional wellness is the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times.

Here are a few tips & tricks to being your best emotional self.


People who are emotionally well, experts say, have fewer negative emotions and are able to bounce back
from difficulties faster. Learning healthy ways to cope and how to draw from resources
in your community can help you build resilience.


Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Stress can give you a rush of energy when it’s needed most. But if stress
lasts a long time—a condition known as chronic stress—those “high alert” changes become harmful rather than helpful.


To fit in everything we want to do in our day, we often sacrifice sleep. But sleep affects both mental and physical health.
It’s vital to your well-being. When you’re tired, you can’t function at your best. Sleep helps you think more clearly, have quicker
reflexes and focus better.


The ancient practice of mindfulness is about being completely aware of what’s happening in
the present—of all that’s going on inside and all that’s happening around you. It means not living your life on “autopilot.”
Becoming a more mindful person requires commitment and practice.


When someone you love dies or grows ill or if you experience a significantly negative life event, your world changes. Although grief
can feel overwhelming, most people can make it through the grieving process with the support of family and friends.
Learn healthy ways to help you through difficult times.


Social connections might help protect health and lengthen life. Scientists are finding that our links to others can have
powerful effects on our health—both emotionally and physically. Whether with romantic partners, family, friends,
neighbors, or others, social connections can influence our biology and well-being.




If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call the CYN Counseling Center Crisis Hotline at 847.587.3100.

To schedule therapy services or learn more, call 847-548-6000.