May is Mental Health Month
For more than 60 years, Mental Health America and our affiliates have led the observance of May is Mental HealthMonth.
This year’s theme is Pathways to Wellness.
Wellness is essential to living a full and productive life. It’s both about keeping and getting healthy. Wellness involves adopting skills and strategies to prevent the onset or shorten the duration of illness.
This year’s features include:
Dialogue for Recovery
Dialogue for Recovery is a Mental Health America program aimed at educating consumers about prevalent mental health conditions, treatment options and quality of life issues affecting their recovery. Dialogue for Recovery is also designed to enhance communication between consumers and their health care providers so that consumers can find the right combination of medications and support services to develop effective treatment plans.
Real Lives is a unique online community created to make the consumer voice heard. This anonymous, inclusive forum gives visitors the opportunity to connect with others facing similar struggles. Whether their journey towards recovery has been successful or they are just taking their first steps, we encourage individuals to take a look through the posts and share their own story. Sharing one’s own experiences through writing or talking is an important stage of recovery. Just as individuals are supported by reading the thoughts and experiences of others, they can also be the person that helps lift another.
Find an Affiliate
With our 240 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation—everyday and in times of crisis. Our Affiliates provide:
Direct access to a broad range of self-help and professional recovery support for people facing mental health challenges.
Housing and supported employment for adults with severe mental illnesses or referrals to services.
Easy access to comprehensive mental health screenings which enable individuals to identify a need for help.
Find your local affiliate...
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