May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it has become more important than ever to take care of your mental health. Patients coping with an infertility diagnosis can experience the same stress levels as patients battling a cancer diagnosis. At Vios, providing care and awareness for all aspects of health to patients is high priority. We have partnered with organizations like Wildflower Center for Emotional Health (CHI), Fertility Rally, Uniquely Knitted, Hope Against Infertility (MKE), The Broken Brown Egg, Fertility for Colored Girls and similar organizations to provide support for our patients.
There are also activities and mechanisms you can do at home to help cope. Having an arsenal of coping skills to deal with everyday stresses and anxiety can help with one’s mental health. Some coping skills are:
1. Surrounding yourself with people who can support you.
2. Meditating to relax.
3. Music to distract your mind.
4. Going to places that bring you joy.
5. Having mantras and phrases to support yourself.
We encourage anyone dealing with a mental health illness to reach out for support and health. Some resources are the National Alliance on Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Mental Health Resources and American Psychiatric Association.