May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Prioritize mental health

When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, it can be a lot to bear.  Remember that mental health is the key to everyone’s well-being.  Normalizing mental illness is essential, because in reality, it is common and treatable, as opposed to fears and biases that claim otherwise.

May is Mental Health Month was started 70 years ago by Mental Health America (MHA) to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone.  MHA produces educational materials annually to spread their message of understanding (click here for MHA’s 2019’s toolkit).

MHA’s theme 4Mind4Body highlights that a healthy lifestyle can help prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions, along with other chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

This year, The Northwest Catholic Counseling Center will be actively promoting #mentalhealthmonth by posting relevant tips and links on our social media platforms, as well as adding our own educational material.  Click here to download NCC’s fact sheet with information specific to mental health concerns in the Pacific Northwest.  Feel free to share with family, friends, and community members.  Help us spread the message of hope this May!

For more information on May is Mental Health Month, visit MHA’s website at www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may.

To learn more about NCC’s services, visit our services page at www.nwcounseling.org/services/.