May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

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Every May we come together to combat stigma, provide support, and educate the public on mental health issues for Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Together, we can change the facts:

  • 62% of youth with major depressive episodes receive NO treatment

  • 1 in 25 adults experience serious mental health issues that substantially interfere with one or more major life activity

  • On average, there are 129 suicides per day in the United States

  • Only 25% of adults with mental health symptoms believe other people are sympathetic to individuals with mental illness 


Each year the support grows stronger, yet we know to continue the momentum of breaking down barriers, we must help increase awareness and understanding of mental health issues in the communities we serve. To help generate awareness, Mental Health America releases a every year packed with fact sheets, shareable images for social media, and a call to action to end the stigma of mental illness.

Mental Health Awareness Month Resources

There are many ways you can help support Mental Health Awareness Month. Here are a few resources to get you started:

  • Participate in a local NAMI walk. You can find out where the closest one to you is by visiting .

  • Check out other mental health awareness events happening in your area by visiting .

  • Join NAMI’s campaign and download graphics, share stories, and learn about advocacy efforts.