Increasing Mental Health Awareness Through Community Outreach: Mental Health Month 2021

Increasing Mental Health Awareness Through Community Outreach: Mental Health Month 2021

Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have observed May is Mental Health Month by reaching out to millions of people through the media, local events, and screenings. Each year, MHA releases a May is Mental Health Month toolkit that includes sample communications materials as well as printable handouts and worksheets. The 2021 toolkit is focused on the theme Tools 2 Thrive, providing practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase their resiliency regardless of their personal situation.

We invite other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities in your own communities.

Join us for this 60-minute webinar where we discuss:
– Whatโ€™s included in MHAโ€™s 2021 Mental Health Month toolkit (available for download at www.MHAnational.org/may);
– How to use the toolkit content on social media to promote Mental Health Month;
– Examples of outreach events to increase mental health awareness; and
– How community-based organizations have used these materials.

This webinar was originally conducted on May 6, 2021.

12 Comments

  1. Roxanne Randle on September 24, 2022 at 7:08 am

    IF AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT I NEED THE PRESENCE OF A MENTAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY
    HOW LIKELY DO YOU SUPPOSE THAT IN MY IMMEDIATE AREA I HAVE THE LUXURY TO ACCESS SUCH RESOURCES IF THERE AREN’T ANY AVAILABLE !๐Ÿคจ
    DO I HAVE TO MAKE MYSELF AWARE OF EVERYDAY RISK TO MY OVERALL HEALTH AROUND ME OR SHOULD I NOT BE BOTHERED WITH SUCH THINGS AND ACTS OF ABUSES.
    WHEN THEY SUGGEST MIND OVER MATTER ARE THEY INCLUSIVE OF SOME THINGS AND NOT OTHERS IF ONLY BECAUSE MOST PPL DON’T EXACTLY AGREE TO ACCEPT THEY HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM AND NEITHER ARE THEY WANTING TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY TO SEEK RESOURCES TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND OTHERS AGAINST THEIR PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND DEMEANOR.
    DO YOU PREFER TO SAY OR ARTICULATE THAT MENTAL HEALTH CASE MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT ARE FORMS OF SOCIAL SUPPORT AND THAT THE SUCCESS RATE IS STEADILY IMPROVING.
    IMPROVEMENTS BASED UPON WHAT FINDINGS AND WHO’S SUGGESTIONS AND INSINUATIONS.
    ARE WOMEN OR MEN EXPERIENCING A BETTER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM AND FACILITIES .



  2. Roxanne Randle on September 24, 2022 at 7:12 am

    HOW CAN YOUR COMMUNITY OFFER THE TYPES OF SERVICES WHICH DEAL WITH CIRCUMSTANCES LIKE…..
    THE NEW NEIGHBOR, YOU KNOW, JUST A RANDOM GUY LIVING ABOUT A BLOCK DOWN FROM YOUR HOUSE STARTS . HE STARTS LEAVING CARDS IN THE MAILBOX.
    AT FIRST HE DOES IT ANONYMOUSLY.
    THEN HE BEGINS PRETENDING HE’S OUT FOR AN EVENING JOG, RIGHT ABOUT THE TIME YOU USUALLY GET HOME EVERY EVENING.
    PECULIAR THING IS BEFORE HE GETS A CHANCE TO GLOAT AND TAKE CREDIT FOR THE MORE THAN NICE GESTURES HE’S BEEN BESTOWING ON YOU
    YOU NOTICE THAT 2 DIFFERENT CARDS ARRIVE 2 A MONTH AT YOUR 1 MAILBOX.
    1 ON THE 7TH AND 1 ON THE 11TH.
    PERHAPS AT FIRST YOU THINK IT’S ABOUT LUCK, AND THAT MAYBE IT’S ABOUT A CRUSH OR SECRET ADMIRER.
    HE EVENTUALLY INTRODUCES HIMSELF AND FESSES UP TO WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING.
    SAYS THAT HE SENDS THEM BECAUSE HE SAW YOU AT THE CEMETERY ACROSS THE STREET ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PARK VISITING 2 GRAVES
    YOUR FATHER’S
    YOUR HUSBAND’S
    YOU THINK AGAIN WHAT A THOUGHTFUL GUY AND YOU GO ON TO EXPLAIN THAT YOU MOVED TO YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS BECAUSE YOU WANTED TO VISIT THE CEMETERY MORE OFTEN AND THAT BOTH YOUR FATHER & HUSBAND HAD TO BE BURIED THERE BECAUSE OF SOME DISPUTE ABOUT THE CEMETERY THEY WERE GOING TO BE BURIED AT.
    WHAT YOU DON’T REALIZE IS THAT GUY KNOWS ALL ABOUT THAT.
    HE’S THE REASON THEY GOT BURIED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PARK, BECAUSE IT’S NEAR HIS HOME.
    HE’S THE REASON YOU MOVED BECAUSE HE HAD A FRIEND OF A FRIEND TO COERCE YOU INTO MOVING, THAT IT’D BE BETTER FOR YOU ALL THE WAY AROUND.
    YOU ALSO DON’T KNOW THAT HE’S THE SAME GUY WHO ARRANGED THE DEATH OF BOTH MEN, SO HE KNOWS FULL WELL WHAT THEIR DEATH DATES REPRESENT TO HIM.
    WHAT SORT OF A MAN DOES THAT.
    PERHAPS HE WANTED ALL OF THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE HE THOUGHT WHO WERE BEING TOO PROTECTIVE OF YOU TO…… YOU KNOW, LIKE DISAPPEAR !
    BUT YOU DON’T KNOW ALL ABOUT HIM YET OR HIS CRIMINAL INTELLIGENCE.
    YOU’RE ALONE AND WELL MAYBE YOU’RE WELCOMING SOME COMFORT AND LOVE.
    WHO’S GOING TO HELP YOU DEAL WITH THOSE EMOTIONS IF YOU’RE DEAD TOO , BECAUSE SUDDENLY HE DECIDED THAT HE DOESN’T QUITE LIKE YOU AND YOU’RE BORING AND ANNOYING AND WAY TOO BUSY NEEDING.. .
    WHAT SORT OF REHABILITATION IN YOUR HOME TOWN OR AREA IS EQUIPPED TO BRING SOME PEACE AND RESOLUTION TO YOUR VERY HOME, YOUR MIND YOUR CAREER
    YOUR FUTURE.
    ARE YOU ASKING FOR HELP NOW !
    MAKING THE EVENTS OF YOUR LIFE MAKE SENSE. ๐Ÿ™



  3. The Common Sense Diet on September 24, 2022 at 7:13 am

    Great video, thanks for sharing! Have a calm and relaxed day! Stay healthy and safe! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“



  4. Satsunder Singh on September 24, 2022 at 7:21 am


  5. Ambe๐ŸŒธ on September 24, 2022 at 7:22 am

    This is great



  6. Lovely Absin on September 24, 2022 at 7:29 am

    ABSIN, LOVELY SOCORO R.
    BSOA-4B
    FROM OCCIDENTAL MINDORO STATE COLLEGE



  7. Carloyn Murphy on September 24, 2022 at 7:39 am

    I’m interested in having a mental health fair in May 2023 at my church. May I have help with putting it together? My church is in Walls, MS.



  8. Roxanne Randle on September 24, 2022 at 7:41 am

    WITHIN YOUR COMMUNITY
    DOES THEE ARCHITECTURE TRULY WEIGH HEAVILY ON THE MENTAL HEALTH AROUND YOU.
    AND IF THAT IS TRUE
    YOU PROBABLY HAVE MORE INSTANCES OF MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS
    YET VERY FEW ALTERNATIVE METHODS AND INCORPORATED MENTAL HEALTH CARE FACILITIES MAY EXIST, THERE, WHERE YOU RESIDE.
    IS THERE A PROBLEM.
    CAN YOU SEE OR
    DETERMINE THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM.
    CAUSE.EFFECT.CURE.
    I’M SEEKING ANSWERS
    CAN YOU BE THE SOURCE OF SOME REMEDY OR SOLUTION.
    PERHAPS THERE’S THE NEED FOR DISTINCTION OR MENTAL CLARITY/CLARIFICATION ABOUT THE INSTANCES OF MENTAL HEALTH NECESSITIES AND MENTAL STRESSORS BROUGHT ON BY CIRCUMSTANCES.
    WHAT IS AN EVIL OPPORTUNIST’S WORST NIGHTMARE…..IS BEING CAUGHT CAUSING A STRESSFUL SITUATION THAT ULTIMATELY CAUSED A MENTAL BREAKDOWN OR EMOTIONAL OUTCRY OR OUTBURST OF SOME KIND BY A PERPETRATOR(S).
    PLEASE ๐Ÿ™ BE SO KIND AS TO HELP DIFFERENTIATE WHAT YOU FIND ODD ABOUT PERSON (S) IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OR PROXIMITY FORMING A NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, ONLY TO BE THE SAME PERSON (S) PLOTTING TO BREAK IN ON YOU, YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR FAMILY!
    DOES THAT MAKE SENSE.
    WHETHER YOU’RE HOME ALONE OR ARE PARENTING A HOME FILLED WITH YOUR CHILDREN
    TELL ME WHAT INSTANCES YOU HAVE DISCOVERED THAT WOULD SEND ANY SIGNALS THAT YOU SOMEHOW WOULD LIKE YOUR CHILDREN AND YOU TO BE MADE A TARGET OR A VICTIM OF ANY UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS INTRUSION.
    DO YOU HAVE AN ANSWER AS TO WHY THE SAME GUY WHO MAKES ADVANCES OR PUTS HIS ACTUAL PHYSICAL BODY IN THE SAME PLACE YOU’LL BE SO THAT HE KINDA HAS A CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH YOU,
    HE REFUSES YOUR INVITES TO YOUR HOME FOR DINNER OR ELSE, OFFERING EXCUSES WHICH AT THE TIME SEEM REASONABLE……
    YET THAT SAME GUY WOULD TRY AND TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BREAK IN TO YOUR HOME IF YOU’RE AWAY AND YOUR CHILDREN ARE HOME WITHOUT YOU.
    ODD ISN’T IT! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿค”
    THAT’S ODD, THAT’S REALLY PECULIAR HOW PPL PLOT OR HELP ONE ANOTHER DESTROY WHAT IS OR WHAT COULD BE YOUR PROSPECTS OF A RELATIONSHIP,
    AFTER THAT THEY CRITICIZE YOUR INABILITY TO PROCURE SUITABLE DATING COMPANIONSHIP,
    THEN THOSE WHO PRETEND TO WISH TO DATE YOU PLAY HARD TO GET,
    BUT THEY WOULD DECIDE TO SETTLE ON BREAKING IN OR SNEAKING INTO YOUR HOME WHEN YOU AREN’T THERE TO BRING UP A CASE THAT YOU’RE NOT BEING A VERY GOOD MOTHER BECAUSE YOU LEFT THE HOUSE TO GO OUT AND DATE AND FOOL AROUND.
    THAT WAS ALL AFTER YOU’D INITIALLY INVITED THEM OVER AND ALL OF YOUR PERSONAL OR SOCIAL INTERACTIONS WOULD’VE BE IN THE COMFORTS OF YOUR HOME
    YET IT SEEMS THEY HAD ANOTHER AGENDA AND BEING A FRIEND OR A MATE SIMPLY DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH WHAT THEY HAD PLANNED FOR YOU.
    DO YOU SEE THE OPPORTUNIST’S REASONINGS,
    DOES HIS ACTIONS MAKE SENSE TO YOU!
    NOW YOU HAVE COMPILED PROBLEMS IN WHICH YOU DIDN’T HAVE,
    BASED UPON THE WANT OR WILL OF SOMEONE ELSE’S CHARACTERISTICS AND BEHAVIOR (GRATIFICATION OF LUST) WHICH DID NOT FULFILL YOUR IMMEDIATE NEEDS, DESIRES OR WANT FOR SOCIAL INCLUSION OR COMPANIONSHIP.
    YES…… PLEASE COULD YOU HELP EXPLAIN HOW ANY OF IT MAKES SENSE OR WOULD MAKE ANY INDIVIDUAL "HAPPY"
    COMPACTED DELUSIONAL OR UN-ORDINARILY DIS-ILLUSIONAL ASPECTS OF OTHER’S ACTIONS WHICH CAUSE A REACTION IN YOUR IMMEDIATE MENTAL HEALTH OR EMOTIONAL WELLBEING
    WHERE DOES THAT FLUCTUATE OR NAVIGATE FROM .
    YOUR ADVICE AND PROFESSIONALISM IS APPRECIATED!
    THANK YOU.



  9. William Morgan on September 24, 2022 at 7:44 am

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  10. Lord Juvenal Royale on September 24, 2022 at 7:51 am

    This is very informative. I wonder if you can give a free talk on suicide and how to prevent suicide to students and parents on Suicide Prevention Week September 10.



  11. Ines Russo on September 24, 2022 at 7:59 am

    Thank you for the informative video.



  12. Rebecca Shanklyn on September 24, 2022 at 8:02 am

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