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May is Mental Health Month, 2017 theme talks about "Risky Business"

  • Trudy.Sharp
  • 5/2/2017 12:22:00 PM
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May is Mental Health Month. Mental Health America has released the 2017 Mental Health Month Toolkit, which contains sample articles, media releases, proclamations, social media posts, web banners, fact sheets and more to use for mental wellness promotion efforts.

This year, the theme is about Risky Business. It's important to educate people about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses, or could be signs of mental health problems themselves. These include risk factors such as risky sex, prescription drug misuse, internet addiction, excessive spending, marijuana use, and troublesome exercise patterns. The resources in the toolkit can help individuals and communities to raise awareness of the risks that these types of behaviors present—especially to young people—and help people who may be struggling to detect early warning signs and seek help early, before Stage 4.

Check out the 2017 Mental Health Month Toolkit.

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