Celebrating May is Mental Health Month

Celebrating May is Mental Health Month

As we celebrate May as Mental Health Month, it is important that we realize how our physical health is tied to our mental health. Learn more about how to stay healthy and how to help others through these resources listed below. 

9Health Fairs Offer Stress Management Screening
9Health Fair advances health awareness, providing people with the tools they need to to manage their health. Most 9Health Fairs offer a stress management screening as exposure to stressful environments on a relentless and ongoing basis can have serious health repercussions. Click HERE to find a 9Health Fair near you.

Take a Mental Health First Aid Course
Learn the signs and symptoms of someone experiencing a mental health or substance use disorder crisis. Take what you learn into your communities and help to spread love, awareness, and the importance of taking care of ourselves and each other when it comes to our mental health. Find a class HERE.

Toolkit for Schools After the Tragedy of a Suicide
Suicide is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 10 and 14. The aftermath of a suicide can have severe lingering emotional effects on survivors of the loved one who passed. The Foundation for Suicide Prevention recently released a toolkit for schools providing information on how to best communicate and support the community. To learn more, click HERE.

National Council for Behavioral Health Offers Resources
Mental Health Month is highlighted on the website for the National Council. Find information on women’s issues, warning signs for teens facing mental illness, ways to help out a friend in need, and more. Click HERE to reach their resource page.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Covers a Range of Topics for Mental Health Month
Learn facts about mental illness, share your own story, create a fundraising campaign, sign up for a NAMIWalk, advocate for mental health, and more all on one website page found HERE.

Learn How to Identify a Mental Health Crisis with Mental Health First Aid
Over 50,000 Coloradans have been trained in Mental Health First Aid. This interactive course teaches participants how to identify a mental health crisis and best practices on how to handle these types of situations. Sign up for a class today HERE.

Find a Community Mental Health Center Near You
The Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council offers information and locations on all the mental health centers in the state right on its front page. Visit www.cbhc.org to find one in your area today.

Colorado’s Crisis System Crosses the Entire State
If you are facing a mental health crisis or know someone who is, there is a phone number you can call 24/7 to find help: The Colorado Crisis Hotline. The number is 1-844-493-8255. To learn more about the crisis system, visit its website HERE.

Mental Health America Offers a “May is Mental Health Month Toolkit”
Mental Health America is expanding upon last year’s theme of #4Mind4Body and taking it to the next level, exploring the topics of animal companionship (including pets and support animals), spirituality, humor, work-life balance, and recreation and social connections as ways to boost mental health and general wellness. Download their toolkit HERE.