May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness.  During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health.  Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for polices that support people with mental illness and their families/caregivers.

Mental Health Awareness Month provides a perfect opportunity for the NAMI Alliance to sine a spotlight on spreading helpful mental health resources, information on local programs, and initiatives to encourage people to take action through efforts, such as voting for mental health or advocating for improving our nation’s crisis response system. 

Take Action:


Share Online→    Donate Now→ Request Sponsorship Packet→


NAMI Pinellas is hosting 3 Lunch & Learns.  Grab some lunch and join us (virtually) as we discuss youth, women’s and men’s mental health.  We have a great panel of peer-led speakers and subject matter experts.  Register today!  All lunch & learns are 11:30am to 12:30pm. 


Register for the Youth Panel Register for the Women’s Panel Register for the Men’s Panel


Community Events:

BJ’s Restaurant will donate 20% of food & soft beverage on May 5 from 5pm to 9pm.  Bring this flyer with you OR you can order online and use code MAY984  Blaze Pizza in Tampa will donate 20% of proceeds from your meal on May 12 from 4pm to 8pm.  Bring this flyer with you OR order online and enter code 1357A Earth & Bone Studios is hosting EMOTIONS on Canvas on May 20, 7pm to 11pm.  Join us for a night of art, drinks, food & auction items.  Proceeds to benefit NAMI Pinellas.  Click here to get tickets & to get more info. 



Want some fun ways to support Mental Health Awareness Month?  Get your green on!  During the month of May, show us how you support mental health by wearing green (t-shirt, pants, hat, makeup, shoes, etc.) OR light up green.  Change out your inside/outside lightbulb to green to show your community you support mental health.  Take a photo and share with us on IG @namipinellas, use #GoGreen4MH and have fun!


To request sponsorship information,  please contact Denise Bjurholm 

If you ever feel alone because of your mental illness, the NAMI Pinellas community is here for you.  #Together4MH #MHM #MentalHealthMonth


Thank you to our sponsors and community partners for your support of Together for Mental Health.