May - National Mental Health Month

Published on 3 May 2024 at 13:18

    Did you know that National Minority Health Month is celebrated every April? Even more interesting, its roots formed in the 1915 establishment of National Negro Health Week by Booker T. Washington.  That's deep! Mental Health Month, on the other hand, is observed in May every year in the United States, and it has only been recognized since 1949. The month is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues, reducing stigma, and supporting those living with mental health conditions. Various organizations participate in both of these observances by providing resources, organizing events, and fostering public education.  Each observance also reflects a commitment to improving the nation’s public health by addressing the needs of vulnerable populations and promoting equitable health care for all. They serve as a reminder of the ongoing efforts required to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

written by Maisha Harris

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