Even though mental illness can be isolating, it is important to know that you are not alone. 1 in 5 adults in the US experiences a mental illness at any given time in a year. And what’s more important is that there are resources and support groups that are here to help.
Every May, we come together to provide support and educate the public on mental health issues for Mental Health Month. Below we have gathered some resources you can use for whatever obstacle might be in the way of you or a loved one getting help or answers.
Let’s work together to #breakthestigma.
Resources to Support Mental Health Month:
Tools 2 Thrive Outreach Toolkit: The entire toolkit includes printable handouts, outreach ideas, activity sheets, and additional resources. You can download the full PDF by clicking the link or go to Mental Health Month’s website to download individual items.
Children’s Mental Health Week is May 2-8! Check out the event planning resource page on NFFCMH’s website for event ideas and examples, as well as infographics you can share on your social media.
To learn with your little one, check out the video library for resources about the importance of mental health, and how to talk about feelings.
You can also print and fill out the activity workbook for more interactive learning.
The NAMIWalks virtual event is May 22! Read more about the online event and find out how you can participate by clicking here.
Share your story and break the stigma! NAMI has awareness resources you can download to let others know that they are #NotAlone.
NAMI has also put together an event guide for NAMI partners and ambassadors to use to plan activities and outreach and engagement during Mental Health Month.
National Prevention Week is May 9-15! Check out SAMHSA’s resource toolkit for ideas on how to plan an event and fact sheets.