Mental health month. In May be aware and be accepting.

May 01, 18 Mental health month. In May be aware and be accepting.
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FROM SETH’S MOM ARCHIVES

May is mental health month about

In April, Seth’s Mom took part in the movement toward autism acceptance. Everyday, families of autistic adults and children work everyday to increase autism acceptance and inclusion. They embrace their uniqueness and love them through challenges and celebrate every victory… big and small.

Every day beyond the borders of April 1st and April 30th,  brings a new opportunity to engage our families and learn something new about disabled children and adults. In May, we join advocates, self-advocates, professionals, and families from around the world for mental health month.

What is mental health month

In short, mental health month is a time to focus on the topic of mental health, signs and symptoms of mental illness, and how to maintain a healthy mental state. According to Youth.gov

Mental Health Month raises awareness of trauma and the impact it can have on the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children, families, and communities. Mental Health 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. Mental health is essential for a person’s overall health. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives.

Stories to share and lessons to learn

Mental health month is not just about “awareness”, it’s also about acceptance and understanding people diagnosed with mental illness. We’ll feature articles that will help you on your journey. In fact, we’ll discuss topics like bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, and depression that can help you understand your loved one or give you some insight into what’s happening with you. It’s important to discuss your feelings with a licensed professional (please don’t self-diagnose).

Visit our Events page for mental health training and seminars. Contact us to share your story during a SETH TALK.

 


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NEXT  STEPS…

Join the conversation. Click here to register your profile. Comment on articles, chat with others and more!

Share your story with the community. Click here to contact us about doing a SETH TALK.

Interested in becoming a guest writer for Seth’s Mom. Click here to contact us.

Plan your day with Seth’s Mom. Click here to visit our Events page.

 


External Resources

Administration for Community Living

Disability Scoop

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

National Center for PTSD

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