May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This national campaign was designed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s (NAMI) to honor experiences of the millions of Americans living with a mental illness. It aims to combat stigma, promote support, educate on mental health, and advocate for policies to support people with mental illness and their families.
This year’s theme, “You are Not Alone” resonates now more than ever with the social isolation of shelter-in-place. The goal of the "You are Not Alone" campaign is to bring communities together and increase awareness of digital tools that make connection possible during physical distancing. Throughout the month, NAMI will feature personal stories from real people experiencing mental health conditions. These stories increase awareness about mental illness, shows how people connect to care, and helps people feel less alone in their own mental health journeys. Even if we cannot physically be together, no one should ever feel alone. Follow or participate in the #NotAlone campaign.
Feel alone and need help connecting?
- Text “hello” to 741741 to connect to help through the 24/7 crisis text line
- Call 1-800-273-8255 to talk with someone at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Call 911 if you or somone else is experiencing a mental health emergency