Mental Health Awareness Month
May is For Mental Health
The awareness factor for this month is mental health. A topic that has become less taboo over time and has garnered greater advocacy over the last few years.
Recognized in the United States since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month began with the national organization, Mental Health America. Founded in 1909, the founder, Clifford W. Beers desired to create a reformed movement concerning mental health after witnessing and experiencing how mentally ill individuals were treated at institutions.
Take Care of You
For this month (and every other month), we encourage you to take care of you. In whatever way that could be, take some moments throughout this month to focus on you and your mental. If you are concerned for your mental health, there are hotlines and websites available to answer your questions and concerns.
Houston Crisis Hotline:
832.416.1199 (for Teens)
National Suicide Hotline: