May is a big month for many health topics, so I’ll be covering as many as I can as the weeks progress.
From WEGO Health:
Depression Lies. This is the message we’re seeing among Health Activists for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Mental Health America is proud to continue its tradition of celebrating “May is Mental Health Month,” which began in 1949 to raise awareness of mental health conditions and mental wellness for all. This year, we are addressing these important issues through two themes:
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 the Do More For 1in4 Toolkit.
The second theme, Healing Trauma’s Invisible Wounds, focuses on the impact of traumatic events on individuals and communities. It centers around asking the person-based question: “What happened to you?” Download the Healing Trauma’s Invisible Wounds Toolkit.
Many who suffer from chronic illness also struggle with related mental health issues including anxiety and depression. Find help at Psychology Today’s Mental Health (Awareness) Month Resources.