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Mental Health Awareness Month: A Time for Celebration

As we start the month of May, it’s important to recognize that it is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a time for us to come together and raise awareness of the struggles that many people face with their mental health. Dr. Shice Johnson, a long-time friend of our show, joins us this morning to discuss the importance of mental health awareness and how to cope with the overwhelming emotions that can come with tragic events.

Dr. Johnson emphasizes the importance of being aware of how you are feeling and recognizing when you may need to take a step back from consuming too much information. Whether it’s images from the news or online, it’s essential to know your limits and give yourself space to process your emotions.

In times of tragedy, such as the recent loss of officers in the Charlotte area, it’s crucial to acknowledge the impact it can have on an entire community. Trauma and PTSD are real issues that many people face, and it’s important to seek help if you are struggling to cope with overwhelming emotions.

With the current events happening around the country, from protests to conflicts between communities, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Dr. Johnson encourages individuals to identify their emotions and find healthy ways to express them, such as through journaling or audio journaling.

For those who may not feel comfortable seeking therapy, there are community events like May Fest and the Mental Health Matters 5K that provide opportunities to connect with others and engage in activities that promote mental well-being. These events offer a chance to heal through movement, connect with others, and raise awareness about mental health issues.

As we navigate through the challenges of this month, let’s remember to prioritize our mental health and seek support when needed. Together, we can raise awareness, support each other, and work towards a healthier, more resilient community.

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