May is Mental Health Month! Started by Mental Health America in 1949, the goal of the month is (obviously) to raise awareness about mental health and MH conditions. This year, they have two themes that they’re celebrating. Do More for 1 in 4 is a call to action to help the 1 in 4 American adults who live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition and the fact that they can go on to live full and productive lives. Download 11 X 17 inch poster. The second theme, Live Well! It’s Essential for Your Potential, focuses on the importance of mental wellness and the steps everyone can take to improve their well-being and resiliency in the face of difficult times and challenges. Mental Health America’s Live Your Life Well program offers ten science-based tools to manage stress and help you relax, grow and flourish. Download 11 X 17 inch poster.
A whole bunch of info is on their web site at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/may but I thought I’d go ahead and post the PDFs they have for various MH conditions and tips for living well.
Do More for 1 in 4
- Adult AD/HD
- Anxiety Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- Getting Help for Your 1 in 4
- How to Support Your 1 in 4
Live Well! It’s Essential for Your Potential
- Know the Signs of Stress
- Recognizing Depression
- Parenting in Tough Economic Times
- Raising Healthy Children
- Taking Care of Yourself When You Are a Caretaker
- Coping with the Stress of Ongoing Military Operations