During this month, there is a focus on increasing the awareness about mental health, promoting well-being, and fighting the stigma of mental illness as well as mental health treatment.
When the term “mental health” is used, many people have negative thoughts of what this refers to. Mental health relates to our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It ranges on a continuum from well-being to mental illness.
There are things that you can do to promote well-being as well as refer those experiencing mental health challenges to services.
Learn how you can help by knowing the signs of mental illness and where to refer for help. For information about Mental Health and National Mental Health Awareness Month, including resources and how to promote mental health awareness, view the resources below: