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Happy Mental Health Awareness Month!

Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness Month? Since 1949, Mental Health America has led the observance of Mental Health Month in May, providing resources for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 50% of all Americans diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime.

There are so many misconceptions out there regarding mental health!

Some of the most common myths out there include:

Myth: Mental illness is permanent

Truth: Studies show many people diagnosed with a mental illness can recover completely.

Myth: Mental illness will not affect me

Truth: Mental illness is very common; in fact, it is estimated 1 in every 5 American adults will experience some type of mental illness in their lifetime. If you know more than 5 people, then you likely know someone who is struggling with mental illness.

Myth: Therapy is a waste of time

Truth: Every individual has unique needs, including what interventions work with their lifestyle and symptoms. For some, medication works, for others, therapy and coping skills are more effective. In many cases, a combination of both are effective. The point here is no two people with a mental illness are exactly alike, and every person deserves comprehensive support tailored to their unique needs.

How Can CPES Novelles Help?

We understand every individual struggling with mental health and addiction issues has unique needs. We offer a variety of comprehensive services and plan your own unique recovery journey with you, not for you.

Our comprehensive services include:

  • Psychological assessments

  • Outpatient Mental Health Services

  • Individual counseling

  • Family counseling and Couples Therapy

  • Group Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Trauma Counseling

  • Specialized programs for domestic violence and sex offender treatment

  • Residential Mental Health Services

  • Addiction Recovery

At CPES Novelles, we strive to deliver services that are person centered; we’re here to support your unique needs.

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