MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH 2017

There are several different kinds of mental health conditions and all of them are serious matters. Mental Health Awareness Month is important to help educate the nation and ease the stigma that comes with different mental health illnesses. It is important to seek help and find a stable support to make it through the struggles of mental issues. 

When is Mental Health Awareness Month 2017

Mental Health Awareness Month 2017 happens on May 2017.

Mental Health Awareness Month is observed every May.

Mental Health Awareness Month Origin

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the United States for over 60 years. Mental Health America and its affiliates all over America have been at the frontier of organizing events to reach millions of people each year.

Mental Health Awareness Month Celebration

  • Make a tax-deductible donation to Mental Health America to support their mission.
  • Sign-up as a volunteer and share your skills as an event planner, researcher, trainer, marketing personnel and even on-site assistant. There is no help that is too small.
  • If you have a mental health story to share, come to the events of Mental Health Awareness Month and inspire others.
  • Join the advocacy network of Mental Health America to help lobby for more support from Congress and the rest of the country.
  • Attend the different events of Mental Health Awareness Month and encourage friends and family to help raise awareness to the cause.
  • If anyone you know is battling mental health illness, show affection through kind words and gestures to help them push on.
  • Give thanks to the people who work with mental health patients through small gestures in different mental health facilities or even in social media.

Mental Health Awareness Month Facts

  • May is also Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, Family Support Month, Helping American Youth Month, Scholarship Month, Self-Discovery Month, Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Social Media Month, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
  • Each week during Mental Health Awareness Month, there is a different focus. Typically, first week is for children’s mental health, the second is for anxiety and depression, the third is for alcohol and drug-related issues, the last is for schizophrenia.
  • Each year, Mental Health America releases a theme for the observance of Mental Health Awareness Month. Last year, the theme of Mental Health Awareness Month was “Pathways to Wellness”

When is Mental Health Awareness Month 2018

Mental Health Awareness Month 2018 will be on May 2018.