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May is Mental Health Month

Key Messages

  • Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.
  • While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health.
  •  The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on the mental health of people of all ages, and now more than ever it is critical to reduce the stigma around mental health struggles that commonly prevents individuals from seeking help.
  • Knowing when to turn to friends, family, and co-workers when you are struggling with life’s challenges can help improve your mental health.
  • There are practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency, regardless of the situations they are dealing with.
  • Living a healthy lifestyle and incorporating mental health tools to thrive may not be easy, but can be achieved by gradually making small changes and building on those successes.
  • Seeking professional help when self-help efforts to improve your mental health aren’t working is a sign of strength, not weakness.

Mental Health America’s 2021 Mental Health Month Toolkit #Tools2Thrive has practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency.  Click here to access additional information.

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