This year, our theme is centered around "Healing and Empowering Together". We are excited to share information and resources with you throughout the month to promote mental wellness in our communities.
Join in our Mental Health Awareness Month Campaign by:
- Sharing our Press Release with valuable resources to promote wellness
- Posting one of our Key Messages to your social media platforms using our Social Media Toolkit
- Listening to and sharing our Mental Health Awareness Radio Ad
Mental Health Awareness Month helps shed light on the millions of Americans living with a mental illness.
To honor the month, Lock and Talk is encouraging families and community leaders to share resources to improve mental health access.
“Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being,”
states the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
“It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.”
Nearly one in five Americans live with a mental illness. However, only 41 percent of the people who had a mental disorder in the past year received professional health care or services.
Access and awareness can help individuals and communities heal and offer support.
Important resources to share throughout the month:
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Crisis Text Line
- Same Day Mental Health Services
- Virginia COPES
- Virginia Community Services Boards (CSBs)
Mental Health Awareness Month was created in 1949 by Mental Health America as part of their outreach program to provide tools and resources to citizens to improve mental health.
Check out our Facebook (Lock and Talk Virginia) and Instagram (@lockandtalkvirginia) pages for more information, statistics, and resources we will be sharing throughout the month.