In a given year in the United States, approximately 1 in 5 adults experience mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Despite that prevalence, mental illness is still stigmatized. Mental Health Awareness Month, observed in May, aims to end discrimination through education, support, and advocacy.
Change starts with you this month!
- Invite a professional to discuss mental health at a club meeting.
- Support an organization that supports mental health.
- Volunteer at your local crisis center.
- Learn about signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- Encourage your community to attend health screening events.
Use this month as an opportunity to start a dialogue about mental health with your friends, family, and neighbors.