The COVID-19 pandemic certainly took a toll on everyone one way or another. Some people took it harder than others especially those suffering from mental health disorders. This is why mental Health Awareness month for the month of May is just as important than ever. This year's message and main focus from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is, " You Are Not Alone." And just as their message says, if you are experiencing any mental health symptoms or disorders, you are not alone. There are many others going through the same things you are experiencing if not worse.
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with mental illnesses. And each May, NAMI joins the national movement to increase awareness, fight the stigma, increase education, and advocate for policies that can benefit those with mental illnesses. For this year, there is an Awareness Event Guide filled with information about the campaign, how to spread awareness, mental health fast facts, and events and activities you and your family can engage in.
Here is a link to the Awareness Event Guide for more information.
Use this link to share your story to be featured throughout the year on NAMI.