Good mental health is vital for everyone and directly impacts their personal and professional lives. Montare Behavioral Health of Tucson believes in getting the word out about how people can heal from mental health disorders. As a result, we are proud to promote Mental Health Awareness Month 2024 and spread the word to others about the importance of this vital piece of their health. In this article, we explore mental health awareness and how you can be a part of it. Whether you treat people with mental health challenges, have one yourself, or love someone who does, anyone can join in this month-long event.
What is Mental Health Awareness Month About?
Everyone is familiar with a day of the year that is dedicated to something like a certain food or a type of pet, but did you know there is an entire month dedicated to having good mental health? The annual month-long spotlight on mental illness began in 1949. While much progress has been made in spreading the word about mental illness, it’s imperative to keep the conversation going.
Events like Mental Health Awareness Month help break the stigma and provide vital information about mental illness. Talking about mental health awareness helps people who find themselves in a lot of different situations. This includes people who have a mental health disorder and don’t realize it yet and those who are aware of their situation and need or are receiving treatment. Additionally, loved ones of people with mental illness can benefit from spreading awareness that helps break the stereotypes of what their loved ones go through.
When is Mental Health Awareness Month in 2024?
Mental Health Awareness Month will be in May of 2024. In fact, it comes around in May of each year, which gives organizations and individuals time to prepare for events centered around the topic.
Is There a Mental Health Awareness Week?
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recognizes a week called Mental Health Awareness Week each year. This year it was October 1-7. In 2024, Mental Health Awareness Week will take place from October 6-12. The goal of this week is to raise awareness about mental health and provide options to people to find support and treatment for a variety of conditions.
How Can You Contribute to Mental Health Awareness Month?
Support for and participation in spreading mental health awareness can happen in a variety of ways. Participants can include those who have been diagnosed with mental health disorders and their loved ones. Along with them, much good can come from contributions from treatment professionals such as therapists, psychiatrists, and other clinicians. Ways to contribute to this important month include:
School: College, high school, and middle school campuses can contribute by providing speakers who discuss how to identify the symptoms of a mental illness. As well, they can recommend options for finding help, including talking to parents or school counselors. Many schools provide free screenings to help people determine if they have a diagnosable mental health disorder.
Treatment Professional Services: Members of the treatment industry can offer free or reduced-cost screenings and access to information about identifying and treating mental illness.
Seminars and Talks: Anyone can host a seminar, talk, or workshop that discusses the impact of untreated mental illness. Speakers can come from those with mental health disorders, their loved ones, and treatment clinicians.
Social Media: Post and share information about mental health awareness on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and other social media sites. Let people know about local events and ways to contribute to the conversation on a national level.
Donate to the Cause: Pick a group that uses donations to provide information or offers free or reduced-cost therapy sessions to those who qualify for them.
List of Mental Health Resources
Montare Behavioral Health of Tucson offers professional treatment in our comfortable, homelike residential facility. While this kind of care is ideal, it can help to have access to other resources during times of crisis or between sessions. If a person is in immediate danger, they should call 911.
If you would like a list of resources that promote mental health awareness and offer support on a local or national scale, the following options can give you the help you need.
Contact Montare Tucson About Our Treatment Options
Are you interested in the topic of mental health awareness but aren’t sure how to get involved? Montare Behavioral Health of Tucson believes everyone deserves the best mental health possible. We support Mental Health Awareness Month 2024 and want to help you be a part of it. We designed our residential center to feel like a home so you can relax in a comfortable setting while working on healing. Our team of therapists works tirelessly to show you how to ease your symptoms and plan for a brighter future.
Visit our admissions page now to learn more about how best to support your good mental health. Everyone has the power to feel better and we can show you how.