May is Mental Health Awareness Month Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic


May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of Americans live with a mental illness, so this month is a time to come together to fight the stigma, provide support, and educate the public on the importance of mental health. This month shines a light on the importance of caring for our mental health and how we can help others.

What is Mental Health?

The term mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being and affects how we think, feel, and act. When our mental health is in good shape we feel good about ourselves, are able to handle stress, relate to others, and make good choices.

Why is Mental Health Important?

When our mental health suffers, our thinking, mood, and behavior are all negatively affected. This is why it is important to prioritize our mental wellbeing– not only when we are going through difficult times – but all of the time.

Mental health problems can lead to poor decision-making, decreased physical health, and impact our overall well-being. Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a mental health problem:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • ….and more. Click HERE to see the full list.

Chapa-De is Here to Help!

At Chapa-De we prioritize your mental health as much as your physical health. That is why we offer integrated mental and behavioral health services to help you meet your mental and emotional health needs. If you or a love- one is suffering from mental health problems, please know there are ways to work towards positive change, and that our care team is here to help.

Our available services include treatments for:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Instability
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Child Behavioral and Emotional Problems
  • Domestic Violence
  • Trauma
  • Bereavement

Click HERE to learn more about behavioral health services at Chapa-De. We are here to help you keep your mental health in as good of shape as your physical health.

For more information about Chapa-De, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at


Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.

Serving all American Indian, Low Income and Limited Income Community Members