May is Mental Health Awareness Month (2024)

mental health awareness with green ribbon

Mental Health Awareness month was started so that people could recognize the vital role that mental health plays in the overall health and well-being of a person.

Here are some key messages to remember:

1)     Everyone deserves access to respectful and culturally appropriate care.

2)     Addressing and reducing barriers to treatment are the first steps to building more equitable health systems.

3)     Cultural differences should be respected and celebrated when providing mental health support.

4)     Acknowledging and celebrating the identities of LGBTQIA+ people helps build their self-confidence and emotional well-being.

5)     Good mental health increases the ability of children and teens to practice self-care and face challenges with resilience.

6)     Friends and family can experience meaningful mutual connection by spending time visiting with older adults.

7)     Proper self-care and seeking help when you need it can help you maintain good mental health.

8)     It’s never too late to get help.

9)     Remember Help is always available – The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7 Free and confidential support.