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Mental Illness Awareness Week

Identifying and intervening during the early stages of mental illness can make a world of difference in a person’s life, which is why Mental Health America advocates for Before Stage 4 (B4Stage4) thinking. We wouldn’t wait until Stage 4 to treat other medical conditions, so why do we wait when it comes to our mental health?

During the first full week of October, Mental Illness Awareness Week will focus on increasing understanding of what #mentalillnessfeelslike, so others can learn more about the wide range of symptoms experienced by those living with a mental illness, and in reducing the misunderstanding and stigma that is prevalent with mental health conditions. We will also continue to expand the reach of our screening program as a means of providing a free-resource for the millions of Americans that might be concerned about their mental health.

So, how can you act B4Stage4 for Mental Illness Awareness Week?

We have put together a list of sample Facebook and Twitter posts that you can use to spread the word about what #mentalillnessfeelslike, our screening program, and our early intervention and prevention efforts during Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Download the shareable images by clicking here.

Use our sample Facebook and Twitter posts and images below during #MIAW.

Thank you for being a part of this movement!

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Facebook/Instagram:

 

Today marks the 1st day of #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #MIAW. Change the way to world sees #mentalhealth by acting #b4stage4. How? Take a screen to check up on your mental health, as you would with your physical health http://bit.ly/2fk3c7y

 

Twitter:

 

Today marks the 1st day of #MentalIllnessAwarenessWeek #MIAW. Change the way to world sees #mentalhealth #b4stage4 http://bit.ly/2fMcR7P

 

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Facebook/Instagram:

 

#B4Stage4 means talking about what #mentalillnessfeelslike and then acting on that information by taking a screen or talking to a friend  #MIAW #prevention #selfcare http://bit.ly/2yr8Vjx

 

Twitter:

 

1 in 5 Americans will have a mental health condition in a given year. Check on your mental health at MHAScreening.org #MIAW

 

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Facebook/Instagram:

 

During the first full week of October, Mental Illness Awareness Week will focus on increasing understanding of what #mentalillnessfeelslike, so others can learn more about the wide range of symptoms experienced by those living with a mental illness, and in reducing the misunderstanding and stigma that is prevalent with mental health conditions.  Share your experiences by using #mentalillnessfeelslike http://bit.ly/2htPZKp

 

Twitter:

 

This #MIAW, share what #mentalillnessfeelslike to you. http://bit.ly/MHfeelslike #B4Stage4 #recovery

 

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Facebook/Instagram:

 

It's okay to not be okay. And it's okay to struggle. Recovery is a journey and if you're not sure how you're feeling, there is no shame in checking on your mental health. Take a screen at MHAScreening.org for #MIAW and act #B4Stage4.

 

Twitter:

 

It’s ok not to be ok. Recovery is a journey. Make sure to check in on yourself at MHAScreening.org for #MIAW

 

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Facebook/Instagram:

 

Do you know what #mentalillnessfeelslike? Sometimes hearing "I've been there too" can make a world of difference. Be that difference for someone this week for #MIAW http://bit.ly/2xFe8Fc

 

Twitter:

 

Help others understand what #mentalillnessfeelslike. Let them know they are not alone. #MIAW #PeerSupport #Recovery http://bit.ly/2jXroC1

 

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Facebook/Instagram:

 

Don't keep mental illness to yourself. There's power in sharing. Read more about others' experiences with mental illness and share your story at http://bit.ly/2hwVeJ3 #MIAW

 

Twitter:

 

#B4Stage4 means talking about what #mentalillnessfeelslike and acting on that info. How do you act #B4Stage4? #MIAW http://bit.ly/2fMf2Io

 

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Facebook/Instagram:

 

#MIAW ends today, but we know that #mentalhealth is important EVERY day. Make sure you take care of yourself and check up on your #mentalhealth. Act #B4Stage4 of a mental health condition at MHAScreening.org or share what #mentalillnessfeelslike at http://bit.ly/2hvp0BC
 

Twitter:

 

#MIAW ends today, but #mentalhealth is important EVERY day. Check up on your #mentalhealth & #ActB4Stage4 at MHAScreening.org

 


More Sample Social Media Posts

Facebook Posts

  1. What does early intervention and prevention mean? It means understanding and addressing mental health issues #B4Stage4 or before a point of crisis. Get screened at www.mhascreening.org #MIAW
  2. It’s Mental Illness Awareness Week, help others understand what #mentalillnessfeelslike by posting your thoughts here: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/feelslike. Let them know they are not alone! #MIAW #PeerSupport #Recovery
  3. #B4Stage4 means talking about what #mentalillnessfeelslike and then acting on that information by taking a screen or talking to a friend, www.mhascreening.org #MIAW #prevention #selfcare
  4. For #WorldMentalHealthDay, get involved and spread the word about free #mentalhealth screens at mhascreening.org #B4Stage4 #MIAW
  5. Parents, teachers, students – School’s in session. Struggling to understand your parents, students, or your kids? Check out our #BackToSchool toolkit! We’ve got lots of info to help you. http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/back-school #MIAW #B4Stage4
  6. Being a college student isn’t easy. If you are worried about your #mentalhealth and uncertain where to find information? We’ve got the resources and info for you. Get informed - http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/life-campus #MIAW #college #mentalhealth 
  7. [for use with use Reverse Your Outlook image] Does changing your outlook make a difference? We believe so, check this out. Make sure to read it from the bottom to top, and then change your perspective. What do you think? #MIAW #ReverseYourOutlook #changemaybeneeded

Twitter Posts

  1. We support @mentalhealtham and #B4Stage4. Be proactive - take a #mentalhealthscreening mhascreening.org and be proactive!
  2. Don’t wait 10 years for correct diagnosis & treatment. Take a #mentalhealth screen at mhascreening.org #MIAW
  3. Screening is part of #B4Stage4 early intervention/prevention! Get screened at mhascreening.org #MIAW
  4. For #WorldMentalHealthDay, spread the word about free #mentalhealth screens at mhascreening.org #B4Stage4
  5. This #MIAW, share what #mentalillnessfeelslike to you. http://bit.ly/MHfeelslike #B4Stage4 #recovery
  6. Check out our #BackToSchool toolkit! We’ve got lots of info for students & adults. http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/back-school #MIAW #B4Stage4
  7. College students: if you’re worried about your #mentalhealth, we’ve got resources for you: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/life-campus #MIAW
  8. [for use with Reverse Your Outlook image] "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." - Dr. Wayne Dyer #MIAW #ReverseYourOutlook

Images

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Cover Photos

Facebook (851 x 315px)

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Twitter (1500 x 500px)


Screening Graphics

MHA screening graphic

 

Get a check up, get screened

 

recognize the signs

 

warning signs


#mentalillnessfeelslike Graphics

#mentalillnessfeelslike

Gemma Correll mirrors

Gemma Correll everyone


Reverse Your Outlook Graphics

Reverse your outlook 1 

reverse your outlook 2

Reverse your outlook 3

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