May 2018 - Mental Health Awareness Month

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience.  Hospitals and health systems play an important role in providing behavioral health care and helping patients find resources available in their community. Hospitals create unique partnerships to address behavioral health issues in non-traditional ways.  The AHA has a long-standing commitment to support these efforts and advocate on issues related to behavioral health.  AHA supports the integration of behavioral and physical health and helps hospitals play a key role in establishing partnerships to ensure access to a full continuum of behavioral health care.


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Get Involved

Mental Health American toolkit to conduct awareness activities

National Alliance on Mental Illness Cure Stigma Initiative

World Maternal Mental Health Day | May 2 Resources

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day | May 10th Resources and Event

National Prevention Week | May 13-19 Resources

First National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day | May 18th Event