May is Mental Health Month 2016
This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is – Life with a Mental Illness – and will call on individuals to share what life with a mental illness feels like for them in words, pictures and video by tagging their social media posts with #mentalillnessfeelslike (or submitting to MHA anonymously). Posts will be collected and displayed on a special page on MHA’s website.
Posting with the hashtag will allow people to speak up about their own experiences, to share their point of view with individuals who may be struggling to explain what they are going through—and help others figure out if they too are showing signs of a mental illness. Sharing is the key to breaking down the discrimination and stigma surrounding mental illnesses, and to show others that they are not alone in their feelings and their symptoms. © Copyright Mental Health America 4/27/16
Check out the Outreach Teen & Family Services MH month calendar to find great support groups, sign up for mental health screenings, get ideas for staying mentally and physically healthy, as well as tips of the day!
Please also consider supporting Outreach’s mission by participating in the Day of Giving on May 3rd! Go to Pittsburgh Gives, and be a part of our efforts to support a healthy community that embraces mental wellness!! Thanks to the generosity of an Outreach Teen & Family Services donor, your donation will be matched $ for $, up to $2500!
Thank you to everyone who attended “Night at the Speakeasy” on April 26, 2016!
You made it a ‘Night’ to remember!
Photos coming soon!
Outreach Teen & Family Services is a community based child, teen and family counseling agency. Founded in 1974, we provide professional, confidential counseling to young people ages 5 to 21 and their families. We see clients for a variety of concerns from anger management, family problems and school related issues to depression, anxiety, drug & alcohol and many other issues.
All of our counselors hold a minimum of a master’s degree. Clients are seen within a short period of time from the initial contact with Outreach. Funding for Outreach is provided by the Mt. Lebanon Municipality, Allegheny County, fees, foundations, corporations, school contracts, businesses, civic and religious groups, fundraisers and individual donations. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Community Benefit Organization.
Outreach turns no one away because of inability to pay and in cases of financial hardship, will provide an appropriate subsidy. Some of Outreach’s counselors are credentialed to accept Aetna/Conventry, CIGNA, Highmark or UPMC insurance. For over 40 years, Outreach Teen & Family Services has provided a welcoming and supportive environment for young people and their families. We offer counseling and educational programs that are affordable, accessible, confidential and responsive.
We are an expert source of information regarding current adolescent and parenting challenges.
Our mission is to promote and provide empathetic, personal, accessible and affordable mental health counseling and wellness programs for children and families.
Read our 2016 Mt. Lebanon Magazine articles here:
Thanks to everyone who attended our FREE 2016 Spring Parenting Discussion Series!!
New presentations are in the works for Fall of 2016!! Stay tuned!