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Mental Health Awareness Month - Greater Health Now

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. Greater Health Now encourages you to take time this month to “Practice the Pause” and care for your mental health.

Listed are a few actions anyone can take to look after their mental health:

Did you know you can Increase short-term feelings of happiness by performing random acts of kindness? Check out the Kindness Blog on how random acts of kindness can help your headspace.

You are not alone. Talk to other veterans who have gone through the same kind of trauma that you have.

Check-in with your own mental health with a mental health online screening tool.

The first weeks and months of caring for a new child can be overwhelming, but you don't have to do it alone. Want to talk? Call or text the Perinatal Supports Warm Line at 1-888-404-7763.

Check out the stress-less toolkit. The toolkit features tools and resources for helping kids cope with anxiety.

The Trevor Support Center is a place where LGBTQ+ youth and their allies can find answers and explore resources on topics like coming out, healthy relationships, homelessness, and mental health.

To learn how to get support for mental health, drug, and alcohol issues, visit Find Support.

Not a Moment Wasted. A campaign for young adult college students.

Because we’re in this together, you are not alone. If you or someone you know needs help, contact NAMI. #morethanenough

Learn how to become a Mental Health First Aid Instructor

And everyone needs help sometimes. If you find yourself in a crisis or having thoughts of suicide call or text 988, the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.