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Connecticut Children's Collective

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year they fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

For 2022’s Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI will amplify the message of “Together for Mental Health.” They will use this time to bring their voices together to advocate for mental health and access to care through NAMI’s blog, personal stories, videos, digital toolkits, social media engagements and national events.

Together, we can realize their shared vision of a nation where anyone affected by mental illness can get the appropriate support and quality of care to live healthy, fulfilling lives.

Help us spread the word through awareness, support and advocacy activities. Share awareness information, images and graphics for #MHAM throughout May.

Resources

Share with us how you advocate for mental health by writing your personal story or sharing #Together4MH graphics and messages with your community.

Partner Resources

Download the 2022 Awareness Event Guide for May’s Mental Health Awareness Month.

Advocate

Join our movement to advocate for a better mental health care system by signing up for advocacy alerts and taking action when opportunities arise in your community.

Share Your Story

Throughout the month, we will feature personal stories from people experiencing mental health conditions. By reading about lived experience, we aim to encourage people to prioritize their mental health and increase awareness about mental illness.

Share your story and tell us what the message of “Together for Mental Health” means to you!

For more information visit NAMI Here

And on May 25 the Collective will Have NAMI’s own Paul Brainerd as a guest for our monthly learning opportunity. Contact Barbara Vita at [email protected] for more information.

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