Mental Health Awareness Month


Since 1949, May has been mental health awareness month. This is used to spread awareness of mental health and wellness struggles in the United States. This month does not just focus on current struggles, but the long process of recovery.  

Mental health and mental illness can affect all of us: teachers, students, parents, friends, and even our society as a whole. There are many different ways to reach out and receive help if you are faced with mental hardships. From the ‘American Hospital Association,’ “Hospitals and health systems play an important role in the conversations we have around mental health care, including creating partnerships that address behavioral health issues in non-traditional ways.” This quote shows us that hospitals and other healthcare facilities are always trying to improve and come up with new methods to help better patients’ mental health and wellness. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, there are many options and roads to take. You could try talking to someone you trust, staying active and eating healthy, talking to a therapist or licensed health care professional, and making time to just lie down and relax if you find yourself always running around.