Mental Health Month 2013: Social Detriments That Impact Wellness [Infographic]
May is Mental Health Month and an opportunity to highlight, educate and raise awareness about mental health issues. “Pathways to Wellness,” this year’s Mental Health Month theme, calls attention to ways people can work toward achieving an overall sense of well-being, including both mental health and physical health. Wellness is more than an absence of disease. It involves complete general, mental and social well-being.
Unfortunately, social detriments keep many people from receiving proper physical and mental health care, thus preventing them from achieving overall wellness. In the mini infographics below, we begin by identifying the pathways to wellness, then detail some of the greatest social detriments that prevent people from pursuing those paths.