Mental Health Awareness Month



In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Holliston Youth and Family Services will participate in a national campaign to #CureStigma in hopes that we can raise awareness and take part in sharing information, resources, and support for mental health conditions.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 1 in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Digest that for a second.....

Would you believe that in light of this staggering statistic, so few people actually get the help they need? Some will even drop out of treatment early to avoid being associated with a negative stereotype. Research shows that one major barrier to accessing help is that people want to avoid stigma, because it creates an environment of shame, fear, and silence.

Therapy is not something to be ashamed of. It can help anyone, no matter who you are or what obstacles you are facing. More than 20 families and individuals are accessing support through HYFS.

During the month of May, HYFS will bring attention to the stories of people who are living with mental health conditions, and are seeking help and recovery.

If you or someone you know is struggling, and alone in their mental health journey, know that we are just a phone call away. We believe that everyone should have the tools and support available to live their absolute best lives.

Additional Resources:

Samaritans Statewide Hotline call or text 1-877-870- HOPE(4673)
SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255
Parents Helping Parents, 617-926-5008