Mental Health Awareness Month

For Parents & Students
3 minute read

Did you know that May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Mental Health Awareness month was established in 1949 by the Mental Health America organization. This May,  Parallel along with other organizations and companies across the nation, join together to bring awareness, support, and resources to the larger community surrounding mental health. 

This year's theme is "Back to Basics". According to

"After the last two years of pandemic living, many people are realizing that stress, isolation, and uncertainty have taken a toll on their well-being. Our goal is to provide foundational knowledge about mental health & mental health conditions and information about what people can do if their mental health is a cause for concern." 

Ways to Help

There are so many ways to help bring light to mental health awareness in May and every day of the year. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, ways that you can show support include:

  • Sharing your story with others
  • Listening to others share their experiences
  • Advocating for a better mental health system
  • Finding and sharing resources

Parallel's Commitment to Mental Health 

In addition to being a constant advocate and resource for mental health services and awareness, Parallel is pleased to offer new Emotional and Behavioral Therapy services. Our Mental Health Professionals will work with you to build the skills and confidence necessary to thrive in school, relationships, homelife, and beyond. 

It is not uncommon for kids with unique learning differences to also experience mental health issues. Our licensed mental health specialists use relevant therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and counseling to promote better mental health and well-being.  Our program can help with: 

  • Sadness and the blues
  • Dealing with stressful days
  • Getting organized and on task
  • Behavior that’s really testing you
  • Upping those social & emotional skills
  • Boosting confidence

If you would like help identifying and changing potentially unhealthy behaviors and improving  your mental health, and if you struggle with depression, anxiety, chronic stress, fear, and low self-esteem, then Parallel is here to help you along the way.

Please book your free consultation here or call (914) 377-5655!

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