Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed for 74 years. It was established in 1949 to increase awareness of brain health and wellness in Americans’ lives and to celebrate that recovery is possible from mental illness.
For the past 20 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, also known as SAMSHA has recognized Mental Health Awareness Month every May to increase the awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health & well-being. The National Alliance on Mental Illness, also know as NAMI also recognizes the month of May as well. We all have mental health issues of some kind to take care of, and during the month of May such organizations work to help break the stigmas that are sometimes associated with mental health. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org.
We are also available at Rhonda’s House or The Wellness Center to talk. Help is always a phone call away!