A new initiative by AbleTo invites consumers, therapists, and leading organizations to take a global pause and commit to a positive mental health action during October.
AbleTo, a leading provider of high-quality, virtual behavioral health care, announced a national, month-long pledge inviting people to “Take Time” to check in on their mental health in honor of World Mental Health Day on Sunday, October 10th.
The pandemic has accelerated public awareness of mental health– Trip Hofer, President & CEO at AbleTo
AbleTo is joined by pledge partners and non-profits including the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC), Sanvello, the Chicago Bulls, American astronaut Scott Kelly, and NYC Health Business Leaders to help educate and encourage action towards positive health.
“Greater education, removing stigmas, and bridging the gap between need and treatment is a shared mission for both our organizations,” says Matt Kudish, Executive Director of NAMI-NYC. “We’re thrilled to partner with AbleTo to make progress towards a world where everyone prioritizes and takes action on their mental health.”
AbleTo invites the public to visit AbleTo.com/TakeTime and commit to take time for mental health in the following ways:
- Sign the pledge to represent a personal commitment towards making a positive change during the month
- Access a free mental health toolkit including self-care exercises and self-guided meditation
- Consider donating to NAMI, the largest grassroots organization focused on mental health in the US, to enable greater education and awareness of mental health. To amplify efforts, AbleTo will make a direct donation on behalf of people signing the pledge.
- Explore resilience and therapy programs designed to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression
To learn more about the available resources and sign the pledge, visit AbleTo.com/TakeTime
Demand for care has skyrocketed, and we’re indebted to our front-line providers who have risen to meet that challenge. As we collectively navigate the new normal, it doesn’t always leave time for mental health, whether you’re an exhausted front-line worker, a busy working parent, or a leader of a global organization. For World Mental Health Day, we want to help people take a collective moment to make mental health a priority every day for healthier, happier lives.– Trip Hofer, President & CEO at AbleTo