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Mental Health Month
May is Mental Health Month 2018
When we talk about health, we can’t just focus on heart health, or liver health, or brain health, and not whole health. You have to see the whole person, and make use of the tools and resources that benefit minds and bodies together. That's why this year, our May is Mental Health Month theme is Fitness #4Mind4Body. We’ll focus on what we as individuals can do to be fit for our own futures – no matter where we happen to be on our own personal journeys to health and wellness – and, most especially, before Stage 4.
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As part of our efforts this May, we’re asking you to take the #4Mind4Body Challenge and join Mental Health America as we challenge ourselves each day to make small changes – both physically and mentally – to create huge gains for our overall health and wellbeing. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or visit mentalhealthamerica.net/challenge for the challenge of the day and share your progress and successes by posting with #4Mind4Body.
Prepare yourself to make changes for a healthier lifestyle by using our Change is Hard worksheets.
Visit mentalhealthamerica.net/4mind4body to see what others are doing as part of the challenge!
In this year’s toolkit, you will find a range of materials, including:
- Fact sheets on how mental health is affected by diet and nutrition, sleep, stress, gut health, and exercise;
- Worksheets on making life changes;
- A promotional poster, sample social media posts with images, and web banners;
- A sample press release and a drop-In article; and a sample proclamation for public officials to recognize May as Mental Health Month and the work of local mental health advocates.
Download the 2017 toolkit here.
Download the 2016 toolkit here.
Discover what people say mental illness feels like.
Download the 2015 toolkit here.
Download the entire toolkit in a zipped folder.