May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Ending the Stigma Against Mental Health

May is the dedicated time to talk openly about mental health, Join us as we focus on making mental health part of our conversations.

Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.


Did you know?

  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-24.

  • More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, combined.

  • Each day in our nation there are an average of over 5,400 suicide attempts by young people grades 7-12.

  • Four out of five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs, such as seeming introverted or changing their behavior drastically – including suddenly acting outgoing and happy after a period of appearing sad, angry and withdrawn.

If you are in crisis, and need immediate support or intervention, call, or go the website of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255). Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals. If the situation is potentially life-threatening, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room.

CRISIS TEXT LINE – Text NAMI to 741-741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive crisis support via text message.

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