When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start way before Stage 4. We begin with prevention. And when people are in the first stage of those diseases, and have a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, we try immediately to reverse these symptoms. This is what we should be doing when people have serious mental illnesses, too. When they first begin to experience symptoms such as loss of sleep, feeling tired for no reason, feeling low, feeling anxious, or hearing voices, we should act.
B4Stage 4 is an educational & awareness campaign that speaks to the soul of our organization, our community, those struggling or who will struggle with mental health or substance use problems. Early intervention is key to preventing the high physical, emotional and financial toll of delayed treatment.
Contact us at 865-584-9125 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have MHA staff or volunteers present to your group on B4Stage4!
September 30, 2020 10:00-11:00 AM: Prioritizing Mental Health: How to support students during the pandemic
October 29, 2020 10:00-11:00 AM: Prioritizing Teacher Mental Health: How to survive and thrive this school year
May 5, 2021 3:30-4:30 PM: The Unspoken Issue: Mental Health in Our Rural Communities