Tuesday, May 7, 2019

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we are so excited to be launching a public awareness campaign called #RealConvo that aims to inspire people to shares their stories, have real conversations about mental healthand find supportive communities – both on and offline.

To kickoff May, AFSP has a toolkit chock-full of ideas on how to start a conversation, practical guidance on how to keep a conversation going and crowd-sourced illustrations from artists that you can download and share on social media to spread the word even further.

You will also find a Calendar of Events with dates to note, including a Twitter chat with co-hosts Active Minds, Born This Way Foundation, Crisis Text Line, The Jed Foundation, Mental Health America, and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on May 22; and “Ask Dr. Jill” on Facebook Live with The Mighty on May 16.

We hope it inspires you to have a #RealConvo today!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! We all have a role in helping kids grow up healthy
Mental health can be a sensitive topic, but an important one to talk about. When mental health is supported in early childhood, children are healthier, happier, and more likely to be successful in school and in life. Mental Health Colorado has created a toolkit to help families, community leaders, Early Childhood Councils, and early childhood professionals work together to assess, identify, prioritize, and fund early childhood mental health supports.This Early Childhood Mental Health toolkit, released on May 2, 2019 from Mental Health Colorado, provides an overarching plan for addressing early childhood mental health and promoting strategies in your community. Visit earlychildhoodmentalhealthco.org or www.mentalhealthcolorado.org for more.

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