Mental Health Awareness

May Mental Health Awareness Month


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.


  • 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


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