How do you deal with your mental health? KPBS would love to hear from you.

Mental health is important for overall health, but are you also thinking about your own well-being? It affects all aspects of our lives, including personal relationships.

The CDC estimates that 1 in 5 Americans experience a mental illness each year. Here in San Diego County, rates of mental health and substance abuse are on the rise. Children are also affected, according to a recent CDC study estimated that more than a third of high school teens had poor mental health during the pandemic. At the same time, the San Diego County region is experiencing a shortage of health workers.

KPBS wants to hear how San Diegans navigate the system and what challenges or successes they’ve found.

Are you thinking about your mental health? Then KPBS would like to hear from you. Did you seek help, what made you decide to do it or not? If so, did you eventually get the support you needed?

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