May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

During the month of May, NAMI Connecticut and participants across the state of Connecticut are bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.

We believe that these issues are important to address all year round, but highlighting these issues during May provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of all Americans whose lives are affected by mental health conditions.

1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family and can do something to help others.

For a list of local events here in Connecticut, check out the latest edition of our Weekly Email Update.

And be sure to visit http://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Month for more resources and tools to help promote this important awareness month!