This past year has taught us that we all have limits.

The challenges we've faced - social isolation, financial problems and other stress - can seem overwhelming. Recognizing that fact doesn't make us weak. It makes us strong.

Sometimes the best thing you can do is just ask.

If you need support, talking to a friend or family member can remind you that you're not in this alone. If you need more information, Network of Care Massachusetts offers free, confidential information about depression, anxiety, and links to services near you.

If your own network isn't enough, you can call Mass 211 to be connected to someone to talk to. Just dial 2-1-1. You'll find resources for mental health, substance use and other challenges you're facing - like finding housing and food.

We can stay strong through this. #JustAsk.

Help us spread the word! A #JustAsk toolkit is available with sample social media posts, images and more. Together, we can start to talk openly about mental health.

Are you a Deaf or Hard of Hearing disaster survivor or responder? Is American Sign Language your primary or preferred language? The Disaster Distress Helpline videophone option is available at 1-800-985-5990 (please call using a videophone-enabled device or visit their website).

A special thank you to WCVB Channel 5 for highlighting #JustAsk and mental health during their Day of Awareness this June. The 5 On: Mental Health & Well Being Day of Awareness featured news features on mental health issues starting in the NewsCenter 5 EyeOpener at 4:30 AM newscast, and continuing throughout the day. Stories of the post-COVID pandemic mental health challenges facing Massachusetts residents are now available on demand.

Mental health awareness campaign stresses young adults' resilience

[Mental Health Weekly] An awareness campaign launched this spring emphasizes the resilience of young adults and the important role of key people in their lives, while also highlighting helpful resources in the community.

New Campaign Highlights Young Adults' Mental Health Struggles

[NBC10 Boston] Statistics show the coronavirus pandemic has been particularly tough for young adults. A new campaign is raising awareness about how to help.

5 on Mental Health and Wellbeing: MAMH resources

[WCVB Channel 5] Danna Mauch, the president and CEO of the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health, talks about the new campaign #JustAsk, young people and mental health resources.