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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Andrew Skinner May 3, 2024 News, Noteworthy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Since its inception in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been a cornerstone of addressing the challenges faced by millions of Americans living with mental health conditions. Throughout the month, NAMI actively participates in this national movement, dedicated to eradicating stigma, extending support, fostering public education and advocating for policies that prioritize the well-being of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

A significant life change such as a spinal cord injury can turn your world upside down. Among the many challenges – physical, financial, home and career – it is absolutely vital to give time and attention to your mental state. It’s easy to try to ‘stay strong’, but for all involved, this is precisely the time when sharing real feelings with someone you trust is paramount.

Visit our Mental Health Resources on our website for more information.

In Need of Help or Support?

You are not alone! If you are struggling with your mental health, the NAMI HelpLine is there for you.

The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, their family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.

Call 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), text "HelpLine" to 62640 or chat or nami.org/help.

Available Monday Through Friday, 10 A.M. – 10 P.M. ET

Need Immediate Help in A Crisis?

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – Dial or text 988 if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health crisis and get connected to a trained crisis counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Crisis counselors listen empathetically and without judgment. Your crisis counselor will work to ensure that you feel safe and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area.


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