Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental Health is Health

The month of May is for Mental Health Awareness. You are not alone.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We’ve all been through a lot this year. And one issue that continues to make headlines?  Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. Mental Health is Health. May is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience.

Now is a good time to pause and reflect. Nearly one in five Americans lives with a mental health condition, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.

That includes any mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorders, including bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia
  • Trauma
  • Eating disorders

But it’s important to remember that you are not alone. It’s okay not to be okay. There are ways to reach out and get help. Use your local and national resources. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or 988

Lakes Region Mental Health NH Rapid Response Access Point 24/7 Crisis Support

NH Rapid Response Access Point (The NHRRAP) provides individuals in the state of New Hampshire with immediate, 24/7 access to mental health and/or substance use crisis support via telephone, text and chat services. 833-710-6477

Crisis Text Line In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.

I Care NH is all about helping people get to the mental health supports and services they need, before a time of crisis.

Monadnock Family Services’ mission is to be a source of health and hope for people and the communities in which they live. MFS fosters mental and emotional wellness for individuals of all ages. We create services that heal, education that transforms, and advocacy that brings a just society.

Poster created by Youth Member, Stella and KSC Public Health Intern, Alyssa.

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