May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Publication Date: May 05, 2021

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with the following activities and resources!

  • Action AllianceNational Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope & Life is May 14-16, which brings together all faith communities from across the country to pray for those touched by suicide or who are in crisis. Promote #BeThere on social media platforms.

  • Active Minds - Promote the #HereForYou campaign by encouraging individuals to take the Here For You Pledge to 1) actively listen when someone is struggling; 2) model kindness, trust, and vulnerability; 3) learn about mental health resources available in the community; and 4) commit to continuing the conversation.

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Promote the #MentalHealth4All campaign, which encourages everyone to get involved by taking one simple action to encourage friends, family, and community to take mental health seriously.

  • The Jed Foundation - Visit their Mental Health Awareness Month page for a social media toolkit and "10 Ways to Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month."

  • Mental Health America - Promote the #Tools2Thrive campaign, which provides practical tools everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase their resiliency.

  • Mental Health Coalition - Check out the Roadmap to Friends Supporting Friends, which outlines ideas to make the process of checking in on your friends easier.

  • NAMI - Promote the You Are Not Alone (#NotAlone) campaign, which focuses on the power of connection for those affected by mental illness.

  • National Institute of Mental Health - Learn about self-care on the Caring for Your Mental Health page.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline/Vibrant Behavioral Health - Join a Twitter chat on Tuesday, May 18th at 1:30pm ET focused on COVID-19, its effects on mental health, and ways to cope as areas begin to open again. And participate in Stamp Out Stigma's Mental Health Month Twitter Chat on Thursday, May 27th from 1-2pm ET.

  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center - Attend a free webinar on May 6th about training frontline workers and their teams on skills for suicide risk assessment, evidence-based interventions, referral and transition, and how to change the culture of addressing suicide risk. 

  • The Trevor Project - The Trevor Project is releasing its third annual National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health in mid-May, featuring brand new data around the impacts of COVID-19, mental health care disparities, discrimination, food insecurity, conversion therapy, and more. Trevor will share a social media toolkit prior to the release.