November is Family Caregivers Month
Updated: Jan 26, 2022
Repost from Mental Health America
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Mental Health America (MHA) is proud to recognize November as National Family Caregivers Month - a time to celebrate the contributions of caregivers, provide them with tools that they need, and continue to advocate for individuals with mental illness.
There are over 53 million Americans who are unpaid caregivers to family, friends, and neighbors. Twenty-seven percent or nearly a third of adult caregivers are helping someone with a mental illness. Caregiving can often have a significant impact on the life of the caregiver in more ways than one. It can make maintaining your physical and mental health more difficult and may put a strain on work and social life.
It’s important for caregivers to take care of their own mental health. Supporting caregivers with information and resources can help them maintain their mental health and better serve loved ones with mental illness.
If you are a caregiver struggling with your own mental health, visit mhascreening.org to take a free, anonymous, and confidential screen.
In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, MHA released a mini toolkit to support caregivers with information and resources that can help them maintain their mental health and better serve loved ones with mental illness.