May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Publication Date: May 17, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month 


Mental Health Awareness Month was established to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. 


For more information, visit SAMHSA's website here


Below are some resources for Mental Health Awareness Month


SAMHSA Resources:—a site designed to help you answer questions and find support for issues with mental health, drugs, or alcohol, was launched last week. Check it out and get started on your journey to better mental health today.

Community Engagement: An Essential Component of an Effective and Equitable Substance Use Prevention System

Addressing Burnout in the Behavioral Health Workforce through Organizational Strategies

Advisory: Expanding Implementation of Mental Health Awareness Training in the Workplace

Prevention and Treatment of Anxiety, Depression, and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among College Students

Mental Health Awareness Month Resources

Mental Health Awareness Month Toolkit, including social media shareables—static graphics, stories, and animations

Stickers available in English and Spanish to promote Mental Health Awareness Month on Instagram and Facebook Stories.

Conversation guide— developed by SAMHSA to help support a friend or loved one by providing them with access to services for mental health or substance use. This guide helps start conversations respectfully and helps guide the friend or loved one to resources that could help.

The Power of Perceptions and Understanding: Changing How We Deliver Treatment and Recovery Services

Time To Talk: Tips For Talking About Your Mental Health

How Respectful Dialogue Can Reduce Mental Health Stigma