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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted May 01 2012 7:00am

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.   

The designation of Mental Health Awareness Month was created more than 60 years ago by Mental Health America  to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of mental wellness and promoting good mental health for all.

During Mental Health Awareness Month professionals, organizations, schools, communities, hospitals and even media outlets will join together in an effort to raise the awareness about mental health and attempt to decrease the stigma that prevents people from getting the help they need. If you have a mental illness or love someone who does, reach out to the many community resources and planned events this month. Link here for state and local MHA affiliates. And don't forget to wear Lime Green  to show your support.

Remember, there is no shame living with a mental illness.
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