In support of Mental Health Awareness Month, each week I am highlighting a tool from Mental Health America’s Tools 2 Thrive series. These are practical tools that everyone can use to prioritize their mental health and build resiliency regardless of their personal situation. This week’s tool is about supporting others.

While 1 in 5 people will experience a diagnosable mental health condition, 5 out of 5 people will go through a challenging time that affects their mental health. Here are simple things you can say or do to help someone who is struggling to get through tough times.

Virginia Aparicio is Health and Human Science educator with Purdue Extension Elkhart County. She can be reached at 574-533-0554 or vaparici@purdue.edu.

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