May is Mental Health Awareness Month
May 20, 2022
For Mental Health Awareness Month this year, Mental Health America is bringing it back to the basics. With mental health entering mainstream conversations, it’s critical that solid foundations of knowledge are formed.
Having a widespread understanding of the topic can help you be more informed if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health condition or crisis. Around half of people in the U.S. will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in their life, so everyone should know what to look out for. Here are some Fast Facts about Mental Health conditions you may not be aware of.
Did you know 21% of all U.S. adults live with a mental health condition and 46% of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition at some point in their life?
If you're not sure where to start your journey to better mental health, Mental Health America recommends using their mental health screening tool. This screening can help catch mental health concerns early and only takes a few minutes. After you are finished you will be given information about the next steps you should take based on the results.
Another great resource from MHA is their Tools 2 Thrive resource bank. The Tools 2 Thrive series provides information, tips, and practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency regardless of the situations they are dealing with.
You can also visit mhanational.org/may to learn more about Mental Health Month and access additional resources.