Friday, May 24, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Poster for May is Mental Health Month featuring people with their pets

According to Mental Health America (MHA), over 44 million American adults have mental health issues—that’s one in five people. 

Mental illness is sometimes called an "invisible illness" because it's not always easy to tell when someone is suffering from it. For example, many people who experience chronic anxiety, depression, or other mental health problems disguise their condition behind a facade of good-natured cheerfulness. The stigma of mental illness prevents many sufferers from confiding in friends and loved ones or getting the help that they need.

Image of a swimmer with pet service dog.  Text: #4Mind4Body

This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is #4Mind4Body. It is designed to highlight the importance of work-life balance, pets, and spirituality in achieving balanced mental health. The Rio Salado Library is proud to support Mental Health Awareness Month by pooling together resources to help support this important initiative.

Check out the Mental Health Awareness Guide today!

News courtesy of the Rio Salado Library.