May is for Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

We want to acknowledge the link between building healthier communities and Mental Health Awareness Month. Many things go into our overall wellness, but we must remember that our community’s immediate needs such as housing, healthcare, and freedom from discrimination, and the policies and systems that shape those things matter as well. Thanks so much to The Mind Health Spot for this reminder below on how crucial the fight for systemic change is for our mental health!

Self-Care is Mental Health Care

We know that advocating for the betterment of our communities can be physically, spiritually, and mentally draining. So, during Mental Health Awareness Month we remind you to take the time to specifically tune-in to your mental health, because we must first ensure that we are mentally sound as individuals in order to build empowered communities together.

The Semicolon

Did you know that the #semicolon is a symbol for mental health awareness? Popularized by Project Semicolon in 2013, it is used to lessen or alleviate the stigma around discussing mental illness; it represents hope, fight, continuation, and solidarity. “A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.”- Project Semicolon

If you are currently struggling, please know that is nothing to be ashamed of, call 800-273-8255 for free and confidential support 24/7. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #EndTheStigma #YourStoryIsntOver

Multi-faceted Mental Health Awareness

As #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth continues, we want to uplift this wonderful reminder from @curly_therapist on IG. Tending to your mental health is multi-faceted and includes both large and small tasks. Be kind to yourself, be intentional about nurturing your mental health, and remember you you can’t pour from an empty cup so make sure you’re pouring into you 

Continued Awareness

 As Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, we must carry this awareness forward with us! Our mental health is complex, and it’s nothing to feel ashamed of or shy away from talking about! It may take a little extra work or intention, but we must prioritize pouring into ourselves! Remember, our mental health is connected to all aspects of our lives, and even once this month is over, we should continue to be attentive to our mental health and unashamed of doing so! Thanks to @daylightillustrations for the graphic,

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