Mental Health Monday

It's Mental Health Monday!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the Office of Head Start is spreading awareness. This is a time not only to promote awareness but educate and support those living with mental health conditions.

From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: “Mental Health Awareness 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. For the past 20 years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has recognized Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) every May to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being.”

Need Help?

  • If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat
  • To learn how to get support for mental health, drug, and alcohol issues, visit
  • To locate treatment facilities or providers, visit or call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 800-662-HELP (4357).

More resources:

Mental Health | ECLKC (

Fact Sheet: Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month 2023 |

Mental Health Month | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

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