Insights for Providers: Navigating Mental Health Awareness Month 

The Prevalence of Mental Health Conditions

Mental Health Awareness Month is an opportunity for all of us to elevate the conversation surrounding mental health, providing information about these conditions, encouraging open dialogue, and offering hope to those in need. Around 1 in 5 U.S. adults have a mental illness. They are our friends, our families, and our communities. However, the stigma of talking honestly and openly about mental health remains. In 1949, May was declared Mental Health Awareness Month to help start vital conversations and connect people to the resources they need for treatment.

The Fear of Stigmatization

Despite staggering numbers, we still fear speaking about our mental health, leading to an average delay between the onset of symptoms and treatment of 11 years. There are many reasons why we avoid this topic, even when we desperately need help:

  • The fear of being judged by others
  • Discrimination in social, work, and living conditions
  • Feelings of shame and guilt
  • Lack of knowledge about mental illness symptoms and treatments.
  • Feelings of hopelessness

By promoting awareness during May, we can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, improve access to care, and increase the chance someone will have a conversation that leads them to the help they deserve.

Our Mission at Qualifacts

“To enhance the well-being of individuals and communities through innovative software and data solutions that elevate the standard of care.”

The Importance of Treatment

What’s important to remember is that there is hope. The behavioral health field is full of compassionate providers dedicated to helping their communities. These caregivers provide the services and humanity that directly impact those in need, leading to:

With such an important impact on clients, behavioral health providers need technology that assists treatment instead of hindering it. At Qualifacts, we recognize the profound impact care providers have on our communities and loved ones, and we have made it our mission to equip them with the support and technology they need to deliver exceptional care. This isn’t just our responsibility, it’s our honor.

Contact an EHR Software Expert

At Qualifacts, we are committed to serving behavioral health, rehabilitative (PT/OT/SLP), and human services organizations by providing top-rated EHR solutions and services. Our team consists of seasoned professionals with hands-on clinical and administrative experience in these vital service areas. We understand the unique challenges you face and are here to assist you in selecting the most suitable solutions for your organization’s needs. Let’s kickstart the conversation that can transform your services. Complete this brief form to get started.