April is Counseling Awareness Month. This month we celebrate the counseling profession, and all the people who share their hearts and mind in support of helping clients to heal. This month-long observance aims to raise awareness and promote mental health among people of all ages. It’s also a time to honor how counselors influence society and celebrate the ways in which the stigma around mental health is slowly breaking down.
Over the last decade we are seeing more and more people seeking mental health services, and increased discussions about ways to support mental and emotional health. In 2021 alone, 41.7 million adults in the United States received treatment or counseling for their mental health. This included inpatient and outpatient counseling.
This year’s theme is, Get Fit for Your Future. It is a call to action for all counselors to support their own wellness. These past few years have been challenging in the shear demand of services, and now is the time to remember to care for your health and well-being.
Outlined below are 8-dimensions of wellness, and brief self-reflection questions for you to assess your own wellness.