Mental illness affects 18.5 percent of American adults in a given year. The National Alliance on Mental Health hosts Mental Health Month during May each year to raise awareness and fight the stigma. This Mental Health Month, show your support by participating in some of the following suggestions.
What You Can Do to Support Mental Health Month
- Educate yourself and others about mental health and mental illness
- Share your own experience with mental health to inspire others with a mental health condition to speak up
- Spread the word by sharing NAMI’s graphics and pre-written Tweets and Facebook statuses
- Join a NAMIWalks team
- Take the stigmafree pledge