Ep 278 Mental Health Awareness Month and Alcohol Use

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. 

It affects how we think, feel, and act. 

It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. 

Over-drinking is usually a sign that our mental health is in need of some help. 

Over-drinking is a symptom. For a lot of my clients, it's a symptom of stress, high levels of anxiety, overwhelm, loneliness, grief, big painful life changes or traumatic events like a high conflict divorce or a major medical diagnoses. 

Using alcohol as a way to cope is a sign that your mental health could use some support. 

It's not something to be ashamed of or to keep a secret. 

If you've been struggling with alcohol use and you identify as someone who is using alcohol as a way to cope (or another sign is, finding it very hard to stop automatic behavior and can't identify the cause of your over-drinking) it's time to get help. 

Tune into this podcast episode and hear the intersections of mental health and over consumption of alcohol.Here's a resource I used in creating this episode:

Another resource:
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

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