This year, World Mental Health Day 2021 falls on Sunday, October 10th. The theme of World Mental Health Day revolves around making quality mental health care available for everyone, not just individuals who have health insurance. The campaign slogan, “Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality,” focuses on how different countries have implemented new ways to provide mental health care services for their populations. In the United States, mental health care is currently available to individuals insured through private insurance, state-funded insurance, or who are willing to pay out-of-pocket expenses for therapy and medications. For individuals who are paying directly out-of-pocket, this can be incredibly costly. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals are looking for ways to make mental health care services a fundamental human right. Key Point Health Services is proud of our mental health practitioners and will be uniting with the cause to support awareness of mental health disorders.

World Mental Health Day 2021: Why Does Mental Health Matter?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illnesses affect nearly 1 in 5 adults in the United States, or 51.9 million. Mental illness does not discriminate against age, gender, race, socioeconomic background, or religion. Mental health matters because it’s not just a singular, individual problem. It can impact the lives of individuals from all walks of life, making it a community issue that affects the wellbeing of our overall population. By reducing the stigma associated with mental illnesses and providing accessible mental health care for individuals, we can directly contribute to the well-being of our neighbors on a national scale.

How Can I Help Contribute to Mental Health Awareness?

On an individual scale, you can help contribute to mental health awareness on World Mental Health Day 2021 in various ways. You can talk with community leaders to acknowledge mental health events that occur, become an advocate for policy change surrounding mental illnesses, utilize social media platforms to leverage the #WorldMentalHealthDay hashtag, and generally check in on how your friends and loved ones are doing. Additionally, you can consider volunteering your time to your local NAMI or other organizations that need volunteers to assist in mental health settings.

How Do Mental Health Practitioners Make a Difference?

At Key Point Health Services, our mental health practitioners make a difference in the lives of others daily. We provide outpatient mental health services, psychiatric rehabilitation programs, and residential rehabilitation programs to support mental health needs. Our culture is anchored in providing quality care to individuals when they need mental health services. You can make a difference in the well-being of others, too. Browse our career opportunities to check out our latest openings or get in contact with us today.

Key Point Health Services Provides Mental Health Services

Key Point Health Services provides mental health services that can improve your quality of life. We’ve provided personalized care since 1982 with convenient locations throughout Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil County regions. We offer outpatient services for men and women living with mental health disorders. Our programs include Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Residential Programs for adults looking to progress their lives forward through their mental health struggles. Contact us today to inquire about our complete list of mental health services available.