This year marks MHA's 70th year celebrating Mental Health Month!
Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. We welcome other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities.
In 2019 we are expanding upon last year’s theme of #4Mind4Body and taking it to the next level, as we explore the topics of animal companionship (including pets and support animals), spirituality, humor, work-life balance, and recreation and social connections as ways to boost mental health and general wellness.
During May we’ll also look at how our topics may be especially beneficial to people who are living with chronic physical illnesses as we ramp up to our 2019 Annual Conference -- Dueling Diagnoses: Mental Health and Chronic Conditions in Children and Adults, June 13-15 in Washington, D.C. where we will be discussing the impact and intersection of chronic conditions and mental health.
Mental Health America
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 820
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 684-5968 Fax
Contact: None designated
Source: 2019 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.