May is Mental Health Awareness Month

05/01/2014

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year's theme is "Mind your Health." Throughout this month AFSP will be highlighting advice, stories and our work on mental health care. Please stay tuned as we participate in Children's Mental Health Awareness Week (May 5-9), Older American's Mental Health Week (May 19-23) and Memorial Day. 

We will highlight programs and initiatives across departments that deal with mental illness and wellness. This includes... 

Our Research Department which has funded numerous studies on mental health in young people, the elderly and military and veterans.

Our Advocacy Office in Washington DC which has pushed for the passage of mental health legislation at the federal and state level.

Our Survivor Initiatives Department which has elevated the voices of those who have dealt with their own mental health issues after the loss of a loved one.

Our Education Department which has developed programs for high schools, colleges and medical schools, as well as other groups that interact with young people to better help those in need of mental health care. 

Our Out of the Darkness Overnight Walk, where walkers with mental illness wear green beads to show the world they will not be stigmatized and shamed. 

Check back here or on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout the month for all of our Mental Health Month Programming.