Mental Health Awareness Month (May 2021)
May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated stressors and had a significant impact on the mental health of people of all ages. Now, more than ever, we cannot underscore the importance of raising awareness, reducing stigma, and supporting each other. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month we highlight several national events and feature organizations working diligently to offer resources, provide support, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
Mental Health Awareness Events
- May 5th: World Maternal Mental Health Day
- May 6th: Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day
- May 7th: National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
- May 9th - 15th: National Prevention Week
Mental Health Organizations Conducting Activities to Raise Awareness
Join Mental Health America (MHA), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in their efforts to prioritize mental health.