Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. We welcome other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities.
May is Mental Health Month 2019
Caring for your mental health goes beyond things like practicing mindfulness, talking to your therapist or taking medicine. In order to take care of our whole self, we must focus on ways in which all aspects of our life come to impact our overall mood and well-being. For many, it can be hard to recognize the subtle ways that our day-to-day functions can affect these areas and the small ways they can be improved. That's why in 2019, MHA will build upon the success of our 2018 #4Mind4Body campaign which focused on the mind-body connection, as we explore the topics of animal companionship (including pets and support animals), spirituality, humor, work-life balance, and recreation as a way of helping all of us understand the need to address our mental health in all aspects of our lives.