May is Mental Health Month!
NAMI Connecticut is proud to participate in this year’s Mental Health Month. From our exciting NAMI Connecticut WALK, to film screenings, concerts, book discussions, webinars and more, we celebrate this important time in May with many different events designed to not only raise awareness around mental health challenges, but also help eliminate the stigma that can be wrongly associated with these conditions.
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition, as 1 in 5 U.S. adults will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. However, everyone is affected or impacted by mental illness through friends, family and/or co-workers.
Throughout May, NAMI Connecticut, our local Affiliates, Community Partners, and NAMI Members also aim to provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. And every year, the movement grows stronger. And we want YOU to join us!
Help us spread the word through the many awareness, support and advocacy activities; for a complete list of events happening in Connecticut during Mental Health Month, please click here. There is something for everyone!
And for additional tools, graphics, ideas, sample social media posts, and to take the “Stigma Free Pledge” please visit: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Raise-Awareness/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Month
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