In the U.S., 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 6 youth (ages 6 - 17) experience a mental health condition each year.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to highlight the mental health issues impacting millions of lives. Mental Health America began this awareness month in 1949 and they continue to raise awareness every year. This year's theme is "Tool 2 Thrive." It focuses on providing practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase their resiliency regardless of their personal situation. Even if you don't have a diagnosed mental health condition, you can still take steps to improve your mental health! Mental Health America has chosen the following themes to focus on this year:
Adapting after trauma and stress
Dealing with anger and frustration
Getting out of thinking traps
Processing big changes
Taking time for yourself
For Children, teens & parents
Kids Yoga for Mental Health
Maternal Mental Health
tips & worksheets
Download tips and worksheets to practice these skills
Find more Tools 2 Thrive on Mental Health America's Website - in English & Spanish.
Taking Time for Yourself