Mental Health Awareness Month: SpectraCare provides resources for those battling issues


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — May marks Mental Health Awareness Month which is a time to address mental health concerns.

One in five adults experience a mental health issue each year and less than half of the adults get the help that they need. In conjunction with the pandemic, SpectraCare has seen a slight increase in mental health cases and is more than willing to offer help.

Next week is National Prevention Week for the healthcare organization and they will be hosting a drug take-back day in the Headland and promote other campaigns in regards to Mental Health Awareness Month.

SpectraCare Prevention Presenter Jalyn Harrison explained why the month is important.

“We’re trying to reduce the stigma and we’re just trying to help others out there who are battling mental health and some people may be scared to get the help that they need so we’re here to encourage them and support them,” Harrison said.

If you’re battling this issue, you can call the helpline at 1-800-951-4357 and its 24/7. Help is just one call away.

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