May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the importance of mental wellness and its impact on our well-being. At The Regeneration Project, we recognize that mental health conditions can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, or income level. It’s essential to acknowledge and address these challenges and ensure that people know help is available.

Key Messages

  1. You Are Not Alone: Recent data shows that our nation is facing an unprecedented mental health crisis among people of all ages and backgrounds, including young children and older adults. If you were standing in a room full of people, at least one out of every five of those people likely experienced anxiety, depression, or other mental health conditions in the last year.
  2. Treatment Works: The good news is that mental health conditions are treatable. Just like physical health, early and consistent treatment can help individuals manage their conditions, overcome challenges, and lead meaningful, productive lives. Prominent public figures have openly shared their experiences, emphasizing that people living with mental illness can thrive.
  3. Access to Support: At Regeneration, we are committed to increasing access to mental health services and support nationwide. We understand that seeking help can be difficult, but we want you to know that we see you, hear you, and support you. With the right care, anyone affected by – or at risk for – a mental health condition can achieve well-being and thrive.

Action Steps

  1. Educate: Talk to your children and teens about mental health. Need help getting started? Visit SAMHSA’s guide for parents and caregivers to initiate these important conversations.
  2. Participate: Check out our Mental Health Awareness Month webpage for details on virtual events open to the public. Mark your calendar for Mental Health Action Day on May 16, where you can take the next step from awareness to action for yourself, a loved one, or your community.

Remember, it’s okay to not be okay. Let’s continue to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and support one another on the path to better mental health.

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