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Navigating Support for Mental Health Awareness Month


May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about mental health conditions and helping break the stigma surrounding these issues. As we recognize the significance of this month, our team at Daggett Shuler is committed to shedding light on the importance of mental health resources available in North Carolina.

Understanding Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month originated in the United States in 1949 and has since been observed globally. It aims to educate the public about mental health issues, promote wellness, and advocate for policies that support those affected by mental illness. This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is leading efforts to raise awareness about mental health throughout the month.

Mental Health Resources in North Carolina

If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health issues and need help, you are not alone. There are many resources ready to assist you in North Carolina and remember, there is no shame in asking for help.

Crisis Solutions North Carolina

Crisis Solutions NC offers comprehensive crisis intervention and support services for individuals experiencing mental health crises. Their team provides immediate assistance and connects individuals with appropriate resources for ongoing support.

North Carolina Families United

NC Families United is dedicated to supporting families and individuals affected by mental illness. They offer a range of services, including advocacy, education, and peer support, to empower individuals and families on their journey toward recovery.

Green Tree Peer Support Center

Green Tree Peer Support provides a safe and welcoming environment for individuals living with mental health conditions. They promote healing and community connection through peer-led support groups, educational workshops, and recreational activities.

Warm Line – North Carolina Health News

Warm Line offers non-emergency mental health support and peer counseling services. Staffed by individuals with lived experience of mental illness, it provides a compassionate and understanding space for individuals seeking support.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (988)

988 Lifeline (or dial 988) The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free, confidential support and crisis intervention 24/7 to individuals in distress. By dialing 988, individuals in North Carolina can access immediate assistance from trained crisis counselors.

NAMI North Carolina

NAMI NC offers many resources for individuals and families affected by mental illness. From support groups and educational programs to advocacy initiatives, they work tirelessly to improve the lives of those living with mental health conditions.

How Daggett Shuler Can Help

At Daggett Shuler, we understand the challenges individuals face when navigating mental health issues, especially when it comes to accessing the Social Security disability benefits they could be entitled to by law. If you or a loved one is struggling with a mental health condition that impacts your ability to work, our experienced Social Security lawyers are here to help. We can guide you through the application process, advocate for your rights, and help secure the benefits you deserve.

As we observe Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s continue to support one another, break down barriers to mental health care, and advocate for a more compassionate and inclusive community. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by mental illness.

If you’re struggling with mental health issues and are seeking benefits, contact us today by submitting a form online or calling our office at 336-724-1234 for a free consultation.

I would like to take time to thank the staff at Daggett Shuler Attorneys at Law. To Megan Youngblood for helping me get my disability started; thank you so much for everything!

Olivia Winston