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Get involved in Mental Health Month as a business

Where to Start

Founded by MHA in 1949, Mental Health Month is celebrated during the month of May. It is a time that we come together to continue the tradition of promoting awareness, offering vital resources and education, and advocating for the mental health of everyone. 

Here's how you can join us. 

If you are interested in one or more of these opportunities, contact Stuart Allen at or download a PDF of this information to share with your organization.

Be a sponsor

Your company can also sponsor a day during Mental Health Month.

On your chosen date, MHA will highlight your organization or product on social media.

Hold an event

Hold an event that combines raising awareness for workplace well-being with the mental health benefits of exercise. This could include an employee exercise class, a tennis (or pickleball) tournament, a golf outing, a 5K walk/run, or even a dodgeball game. MHA can help you with ideas and set up a fundraising page for your event. 

Planning a mental health event

Go Green

Help raise mental health awareness by going green during one day, week, or the full month of May. Your company can:

  • Turn a product green, like Pacific Shaving Company's green shaving cream, and donate a percentage of sales.
  • Join hundreds of stadiums, landmarks, and buildings around the country by lighting up green.
  • Wear green ribbons during a game or event, like the New York Yankees.
  • Encourage staff to wear green to work and match any donation they make to Mental Health America.
Building lit up in green for Mental Health Month

Donate proceeds

Show your commitment to mental health and help your consumers feel good about what they purchase by donating a percentage of proceeds from a product. For example, Pura Vida donates 5% of the proceeds from select bracelets.

Launch a campaign

Stand up for mental health by showcasing your support in a major product campaign. In the past, MHA has worked with:

  • Burger King on "Real Meals"
  • Rhone on "(MEN)TAL HEALTHY" Men's Health Month
  • Revlon on "Caring for Your Mental Wellness is Beautiful"

Build wellness kits

Help your employees put their mental health first by building and distributing wellness kits that include self-care items and merchandise from the Mental Health America store. Items might include a planter, journal, tote bag, T-shirt, sticker, awareness ribbon, and a copy of our book. MHA can ship these items to you or directly to your employees. 

Shop MHA store

Do a challenge

Incentivize your customers to put their mental health first during the month of May by challenging them with a mental health goal. If the challenge is met, donate to MHA in recognition of the achievement.

In 2023, L.L.Bean and Strava challenged people across the country to work together toward a collective goal of 500,000 hours outside during May. 

Go outside | It's good for your mental health

Make a community impact

Make an impact in the places where your employees live and work. MHA can leverage our network of nationwide affiliates to identify a local mental health project that aligns with your goals. We can assist you donating time and funds to that project. 

Large group of people stand smiling for camera outdoors

Fundraise or donate

Establish yourself as a mental health-friendly organization by doing a fundraiser during Mental Health Month or by donating to MHA in honor of your staff. For gifts over $5,000, we will send you green ribbon stickers that can be distributed to employees and worn on a day of your choosing. 

Learn more about donating