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. For the past 20 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recognized Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) every May to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being.
- If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org.
- To learn how to get support for mental health, drug, and alcohol issues, visit FindSupport.gov.
- To locate treatment facilities or providers, visit FindTreatment.gov or call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 800-662-HELP (4357).
- Mental Health Treatment Works
- Help Prevent Suicide
- Resources for Families Coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
- Behavioral Health Equity
- Mental Health Myths and Facts
- Talking about Mental Health
- Psychosocial Intervention for Older Adults with Serious Mental Illness
- Prevention and Treatment of Anxiety, Depression, and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among College Students
- Tips for Survivors of a Pandemic: Managing Stress
- Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTC)
- National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC)
- The Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC)
- Fact Sheet: President Biden to Announce Strategy to Address Our National Mental Health Crisis, As Part of Unity Agenda in his First State of the Union
- U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory on Protecting Youth Mental Health
- HHS National Tour to Strengthen Mental Health
- How Right Now | CDC
- Mental Health Topics | NIMH