Please note: Entries within this blog may contain references to instances of domestic abuse, dating abuse, sexual assault, abuse or harassment. At all times, Break the Cycle encourages readers to take whatever precautions necessary to protect themselves emotionally and psychologically.  If you would like to speak with an advocate, please contact a 24/7 peer advocate at 866-331-9474  or text "loveis" to 22522.

Mental Health Awareness Month and Theravive

This May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While the National Institute of Mental Health says about one in four Americans suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, not everyone seeks the care they may need. If you feel like you need to talk to someone, Theravive can help.

Theravive is an international mental health network with thousands of therapists trained and specialized in every mental health issue ready to help you or someone you love. It’s easy to find someone to talk to -- just search the list of therapists provided to find one where you live. They also have options for online therapy and phone counseling, as well as expert resources and support groups for every kind of mental health issue possible. Serving over half a million people, Theravive is a trusted place where patients can meet therapists to resolve issues and move forward with their lives.

Despite the encouragement of support systems like family and friends, dating abuse victims can often feel as if they have no one to turn to or speak with about their experience. With therapy, those victims may be able to find peace and closure regarding their circumstance. They may also discover ways to move on with their life, or develop coping mechanisms to help deal with other issues that result from dating abuse such as post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts. Even in a healthy relationship, people can feel as though they need to talk to someone.

Everyone deserves a healthy relationship. If you or someone you know may need help, seek help with a professional therapist using Theravive. We’ll be posting one of the resources for dating abuse on their site as well.

Be safe and be well this month!