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Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Month! Established in 1949, this month is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of mental health and celebrating recovery from mental illness. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) every May to emphasize the vital role mental health plays in overall well-being and to provide resources and support to individuals and communities.

Weekly Focus for Mental Health Awareness Month

  • Week 1: May 1-4 (Older Adults)Supporting the unique mental health needs of older adults.

  • Week 2: May 5-11 (Children and Teens)Building resilience and self-care skills in children and teens.

  • Week 3: May 12-18 (Pregnant and Postpartum People)Recognizing the importance of maternal mental health.

  • Week 4: May 19-25 (Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups)Addressing mental health challenges in diverse communities.

  • Week 5: May 26-31 (LGBTQIA+ Communities)Building support for mental well-being in the LGBTQIA+ community

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Explore the following resources

Mental Health Treatment Works: Learn about effective treatments for mental health conditions

 

Help Prevent Suicide: Access suicide prevention resources and support.

 

Resources for Families Coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: Find resources for families affected by mental health and substance use disorders.

 

 

Behavioral Health Equity: Learn about initiatives to promote equity in behavioral health care.

 

 

Mental Health Myths and Facts: Understand common misconceptions about mental health.

 

Talking about Mental Health: Discover tips for discussing mental health with others.

Psychosocial Intervention for Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness: Explore interventions for older adults with mental illness

 

Prevention and Treatment of Anxiety, Depression, and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among College Students: Resources for college students' mental health.

 

Tips for Survivors of a Pandemic: Managing Stress: Coping strategies for managing stress post-pandemic.

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