May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1st through May 31st 2024

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness each year.  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 policies that support people with mental illness and their families/caregivers. Mental Health Awareness Month provides a perfect opportunity for the NAMI Alliance to shine 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. 

This year, NAMI Pinellas is joining NAMI National in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month with the Take the Moment campaign. We encourage you to join us in fostering open dialogues, cultivating empathy and understanding. We also urge you to share our resources to support individuals and families on their journey towards mental wellness. Through “Take the Moment,” we shine a spotlight on NAMI’s array of signature programs including: NAMI BasicsNAMI Family-to-FamilyNAMI Family & FriendsNAMI HomefrontNAMI In Our Own VoiceNAMI Peer-to-PeerNAMI Support Groups and our invaluable NAMI HelpLine, which is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.

This campaign also champions the importance of destigmatizing mental health by normalizing the practice of taking moments to prioritize mental health care without guilt or shame.

Join the Conversation on Social Media
Throughout May, we invite you to share on social media why or how you are taking moments to prioritize your mental health. Please use the hashtag #TakeAMentalHealthMoment #namipinellas in your posts.

#NamiPinellas #MHM #MentalHealthMonth # takethemoment

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NAMI Pinellas Mental Health Awareness Month Calendar:

Wednesday, May 1st – Start on a Self-Care Bingo sheet from the Balanced App for the month of May! 

Monday, May 6th – Attend our Mental Health Monday Virtual Orientation and Wellness Call 

Saturday, May 18th – Join us at our NAMIWalks Pinellas County Event at England Brother Park in Pinellas Park at 8am

Tuesday, May 21st  – PJ Day- Don’t Sleep on Mental Health – Wear your PJs to work and tag us! 🙂 

Thursday, May 23rdMen of Color Virtual Wellness Circles Kicks Off in partnership with the Steve Fund 

Wednesday, May 29th – Close out Mental Health Awareness Month with us with Morning Meditation and Tea at our NPC office 

If you ever feel alone because of your mental health condition, the NAMI Pinellas community is here for you.   Please join us. You are welcome. 

Thank you to our 2024 Mental Health Awareness Month Supporters, YOU!