IF you are experiencing mental health issues, there are plenty of opportunities to get help and support across the region.
Asking for help can be a big step, but there are plenty of people waiting to give the right advice and support.
Maybe you are feeling down and depressed, have an addiction problem, or are desperate to find out how to care for someone with dementia – hope is there.
You can access services through your GP or the NHS, through the council or charities where information is always available.
You can find out more through your local library or on the Internet. You can also keep an eye on the Rotherham Advertiser where details of special events and group activities are featured each week.
It’s always good to talk about your problems and getting help means that mental health issues can be addressed and treated effectively.
You’re not alone.
Talking about your feelings and asking for help is part of taking charge of your well-being and doing what you can to stay healthy.
Family and friends can be a vital source of support and reaching out can be a real benefit.
Charitable organizations such as Mind or the Samaritans are just two examples of excellent organizations that can help you, but medical experts are also on hand if needed.
It’s also important to be considerate of others and to make sure the people you know aren’t suffering in silence.
We should all take mental health seriously.