May is National Mental Health MonthBy tamika-lewis | May 22, 2023 | Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health. Mental health is an essential aspect of our overall well-being, and it’s crucial to prioritize and take care of it. This month provides us with an opportunity to have open conversations about mental health and offer support and resources to those in need. Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, the realities of living with mental health conditions, and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. It also aims to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses. Mental Health Awareness Month also strives to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses. Mental health is essential for a person’s overall health. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives.