mental health awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1, 2024 | Current Events

“Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. For more than 20 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recognized Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) every May to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being and provide resources and information to support individuals and communities who may need mental health support.”1

Visit the SAMHSA website to get more information, access the toolkit, and access resources to use during Mental Health Awareness Month in your school and community.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), through the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is convening a one-day Symposium representing a cross-section of mental health stakeholders to share information and best practices for improving mental health outcomes for children, youth, young adults, and their families in schools and communities. Tune in May 17th, 8am-5pm to watch.