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May is Mental Health Month

For 65 years, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. The 2014 May is Mental Health Month theme is “Mind Your Health.” Our goals are to build public recognition about the importance of mental health to overall health and wellness; inform people of the ways that the mind and body interact with each other; and provide tips and tools for taking positive actions to protect mental health and promote whole health.


For Individuals

By visiting this site, you've taken the first step to improving your health--mental and physical.

Get started by assessing your mental health with quick screenings for 4 common conditions.

Learn about ways to improve your health:

Do something each day of May to work on wellness.

What can you do to spread the word that May is Mental Health Month?

Promote it with social media:

  • If you’re a blogger, blog about it! 
  • Use #mhmonth2014 on your Twitter or Facebook posts
  • Follow us on Twitter, or become a fan on Facebook– Twitter handle: @mentalhealtham or on Facebook:
  • Share or retweet posts from Mental Health America
  • Use the links below to download an image for your Facebook cover photo

Option 1: Family in the Park

Option 2: Lunch with Friends

Option 3: Working Out on the Beach


Join our email list!

Contact your local affiliate. Find the affiliate in your area by using the widget in the top right of your screen, or by clicking here.

  • Ask about volunteer opportunities
  • If you’re a college student, ask how to apply for internships
  • Attend community events hosted by a Mental Health America affiliate 

Support the work of Mental Health America and its affiliates

For Organizations

To download the 2014 May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials, please fill out this brief form.  Upon completion, you will be directed to the page with the materials available for download.  

The toolkit includes:

Media Materials

Overview with Key Messages and Statistics
Swiss Cheese Press Release
Drop-in Article
Sample Mayoral Proclamation
Sample Twitter and Facebook posts 

Marketing Materials

Facebook cover photos
Banner Ads/Buttons

Pub Ed Materials

Fact Sheets 

  • Alcohol Use and Abuse: What You Should Know
  • Social Support: Getting Connected, Staying Connected
  • Supplements: Weighing Benefits and Risks
  • Healthy Diet: Eating with Mental Health in Mind
  • Finding Help: When to Get it and Where to Go
  • Stress: Coping with Everyday Problems
  • Rest, Relaxation and Exercise

Calendar Poster 



2013 Toolkit

Download the Media Materials, including:

  • Sample Press Release
  • Drop-In Article
  • Sample Mayoral Proclamation

Download the Fact Sheets, including:

  • What is Wellness?
  • Four Simple Steps
  • Understanding the Social Determinants of Health
  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

Please use all materials as you see fit to supplement your May is Mental Health Month activities or other programs.

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