Mental Health Awareness

May Mental Health Awareness Month

KNOW THE FACTS

Nearly 450 million people worldwide are currently living with a mental illness, yet nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental illness never seek treatment.

Anxiety disorders affect 25.1% of children between 13 and 18 years old.

BREAK THE STIGMA

  • Talk openly about mental health.
  • Educate yourself and others.
  • Be conscious of language.
  • Encourage equality between physical and mental illness
  • Show compassion to those with mental illness
  • Choose Empowerment over shame.
  • Be honest about treatment.

Don’t harbor self-stigma

PRACTICE SELF-CARE

During the month of May, pick one of the self-care activities listed below and practice it for the entire month to help build better mental health habits.

  • Volunteer and give back
  • Sleep
    • Teens should get 8-10 hours of sleep
    • Try to keep a regular routine (going to sleep and waking up around similar times)
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Pray and mediate
  • Eat healthy
  • Connect with others
  • Learn to fail better
    • Three essential elements at the core of success and well being
      • Perseverance in the face of adversity
      • Ability to glean wisdom from setbacks
      • A willingness to lean into life’s challenges
  • Exercise

Autism Awareness 2021

Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person’s ….

RELATIONSHIPS

SELF-REGULATION

COMMUNICATION

SOCIAL SKILLS

While there is currently no known single cause of autism, early diagnosis helps a person receive the support and services that they need, which can lead to a quality life filled with opportunity.

With nearly 1 in 54 Americans affected by autism, it’s likely you know someone with autism.

Awareness promotes acceptance and change, get to know the basics about autism….

AUTISM AWARENESS SIGNS

• Repetitive behaviors, movements, or phrases
• Lack of response to normal stimuli (i.e his/her name, visual cues)
• Atypical verbal communication or non-speaking
• Difficulty understanding or expressing feelings
• Avoiding eye contact

AWARENESS TO ACCEPTANCE

The Autism Society is dedicated to improving the quality of life for every person affected by autism, and we create opportunities by building a more inclusive world.

For support, or to learn more about autism visit autism-society.org or call
(800) 328-8476