Mental Health Month was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. We know that mental health is essential for a person’s overall health. Prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can recover from mental disorders and live full and productive lives.
Mental Health Month gives all of us a valuable opportunity to celebrate the tremendous strides this Nation has made in promoting mental health and increasing the public’s knowledge that effective services and support are available.
Support Mental Health Month With These Resources:
- Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT: Interactive tools offering customized, community-based services for people with mental illness.
- Sustaining Grassroots Community-Based Programs: Six books to help grassroots and faith-based organizations create comprehensive substance abuse and mental health treatment services.
- Helping Yourself Heal (Spanish version): A directory of preventative resources for men in treatment for substance abuse who have been victims of child abuse
- Promoting Recovery and Resilience for Children and Youth Involved in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems: Treatment approaches and national findings regarding how children’s lives can be improved through youth care and trauma-informed services.