May is Mental Health Awareness Month
NAMI INTRODUCES THE #WHYCARE CAMPAIGN
During May, NAMI and the rest of the country will raise awareness of mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. This year, the WhyCare? campaign demonstrates the power of care to make a life-changing impact on those affected by mental health conditions. Through our own words and actions, we can shift the social and systemic barriers that prevent people from building better lives. Central to the campaign is increasing awareness about NAMI’s leadership within the mental health movement. By encouraging others to show why they care, or how they care, NAMI continues to connect our work and efforts to the public.
NAMI Palm Beach County will offer a series of educational talks in partnership with the Palm Beach County Library System. To see the schedule click HERE.
GET YOUR GREEN ON
In Palm Beach County NAMI has partnered with Healthier Delray Beach and Birth to 22: United For Brighter Futures. We are inviting Palm Beach County to Get Your Green On, and wear green on May 24th!
WEEKEND OF FAITH
We are pleased to distribute the 2nd annual Weekend of Faith Mental Health Toolkit 2018 for clergy, lay leaders and the community. In recognition of May 2018 as Mental Health Awareness and Trauma Informed Care month, please share this resource widely and celebrate mental health activities throughout the month. The Weekend of Faith takes place on May 18-20. There are tips on how you can use this resource during that weekend.
The WhyCare? campaign is an opportunity to share the importance of mental health treatment, support and services to the millions of people, families, caregivers and loved ones affected by mental illness and a challenge to address broken systems and attitudes that present barriers to treatment and recovery. Care has the power to make a life-changing impact on those affected by mental health conditions. Through our own words and actions, we can shift the social and systemic barriers that prevent people from building better lives.
Care is a simple 4-letter word, but a powerful way to change lives for people affected by mental illness.
It’s an action. It’s a feeling. It’s a gift we give to ourselves and to each other. People feel loved when someone cares. People feel heard when someone cares. People recover when someone cares. Society changes when people care. Entire systems change when people care. For more than 40 years, NAMI has been a beacon of help and hope by providing the support, education and advocacy to ensure that all people affected by mental health conditions get the care they need and deserve. #NAMICares #WhyCare
NAMI has provided resources for planning your Mental Health Awareness month event HERE.