May: The Mental Health Awareness Month


Ava Eckley and Mylie mason

Mental Health Awareness Month is every May to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. The goal of this month is to encourage people to prioritize their mental health and seek help if they need it. Mental health is an essential component of overall health and well-being. It affects how we feel, think, and act, and it plays a critical role in our ability to function in everyday life. Mental health problems can range from mild to severe and can affect people of all ages, races, and even backgrounds. Although there is still a lot of stigma surrounding mental illness, which can prevent people from seeking help when they need it. Many people are afraid of being judged or discriminated against if they admit to having a mental health problem, and this can make it difficult for them to get the support they need. That’s why Mental Health Awareness Month is so important. By raising awareness about mental health and reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness, we can help more people get the help they need to lead happy and healthy lives. There are many ways to get involved in Mental Health Awareness Month. You can start by educating yourself about mental health and learning the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems. You can also talk to your friends and family about mental health and encourage them to prioritize their own mental well-being. If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health problem, it’s important to seek help. There are many resources available, including mental health hotlines, counseling services, (school counseling too) and even support groups. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help – it’s a sign of strength, not weakness. remember, you don’t have to suffer in silence!