Mental Health Awareness Month In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and Memorial Day, we are recommending that you
Mental Health Awareness Month
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month and Memorial Day, we are recommending that you use this day to focus on your and others’ mental health. Our Mental Health Monday ZOOM meetings will resume in June.
Suggestions from Mental Health America and NAMI:
Take care of yourself — Life has numerous ups and downs. Some are solvable but others not so much. When your mental health acts up, seek the right treatment and make yourself better because, after all, life has much more to offer than just pain and suffering.
Take care of your loved ones — Check up on your friends and family. Many times, all people need is a shoulder to cry on and/or an ear to listen. Support and encourage them if they are being treated for any mental problems.
Talk about mental health — One of the best ways to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month is by talking about it with your peers. The more you talk about it, the more normalized it will become. This is one of the aims of the month as the stigma attached to mental health has led to countless delays in treatment AND research on the matter.
Sign a Petition — Mental illness affects more than 50 million people in the U.S. Visit nami.org/act4mh and sign our petition and take action to improve mental health care. #Together4MH
Take a Pledge — 17% of youth aged 6–17 experience a mental health condition. Visit nami.org/v4mh and take the pledge to Vote4MentalHealth to support youth mental health. #MHM #Together4MH
Go for a Walk — Go for a hike or walk in nature and take time to breathe.
(Monday) 10:00 am - 11:30 am