May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition, as 1 in 5 U.S. adults will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. However, everyone is affected or impacted by mental illness through friends and family.
Throughout May, NAMI and participants across the country are raising awareness for mental health. Each year, we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.
NAMI has provided resources for planning your Mental Health Awareness month event HERE.
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.
There is a virus spreading across America. It harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected by mental health conditions.
It shames them into silence. It prevents them from seeking help. And in some cases, it takes lives.
What virus are we talking about? It’s stigma. Stigma against people with mental health conditions.
But there’s good news. Stigma is 100% curable.
Compassion, empathy and understanding are the antidote. Your voice can spread the cure.
Join NAMI, together we can #CureStigma.
Take the Stigma Quiz