Since 1949, Mental Health America and affiliates like Mental Health America of Kentucky have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings.
This year for May is Mental Health Month, MHA is talking about Risky Business. We believe it’s important to educate people about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses, or could be signs of mental health problems themselves. These include risk factors such as risky sex, prescription drug misuse, internet addiction, excessive spending, marijuana use, and troublesome exercise patterns.
For tools and resources that have been put together to help individuals and communities raise awareness of the risks that these types of behaviors present, as well as information on how you can participate in May is Mental Health Month either as an individual or an organization, visit MHA’s Mental Health Month page.