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Mental Health Month Toolkits of Years Past

2020: Tools 2 Thrive

While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. In 2020, our theme of Tools 2 Thrive provided practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency regardless of the situations they are dealing with.

Download The 2020 Mental Health Month Toolkit

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Visit to access web page versions of the 2020 May is Mental Health Month toolkit fact sheets and worksheets in English and Spanish.

2019: 4Mind4Body

Download the 2019 Toolkit

2018: 4Mind4Body

Download the 2018 toolkit

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Visit 4mind4body to see what people did for our #4Mind4Body Challenge in 2018!

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2017: Risky Business

In 2017 Mental Health America offered educational materials, tools, references, and more to help people decide – is this particular behavior a risky behavior for me or for someone I love? And if it is, what can I do about it before it harms me or someone else? Some of this year’s materials may make you just a little uncomfortable, because we’ll be talking about some things that are often left unsaid.

Download the 2017toolkit

2016: Life With A Mental Illness

How does it feel to live with a mental illness? That (#mentalillnessfeelslike) is what we focused on during Mental Health Month in 2016. B4Stage4 means, in part, talking about what mental illnesses feel like, and then acting on that information. It means giving voice to feelings and fears, and to hopes and dreams. It means empowering people as agents of their own recovery. And it means changing the trajectories of our own lives for the better, and helping those we love change theirs.

Download the 2016 toolkit

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2015: B4Stage4

In 2015, we chose “B4Stage4” as our Mental Health Month theme. Here’s why. Mental health concerns are no different from any other physical health concerns. They should be thought about and treated the same way – long before they reach Stage 4. We’re offering a range of materials, strategies, and resources to bring healthy, B4Stage4 thinking to life.

Download the 2015 toolkit

2014: Mind Your Health

Mental Health Month 2014 was designed to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and its preventative factors and benefits for mind and body and to build a broad public recognition around the role of mental health to overall health.

Download the entire toolkit in a zipped folder

2013: Pathways to Wellness

Mental Health Month 2013 was a call to action for Americans to identify strategies that work for themselves individually to attain better overall health status. This theme can be used in conjunction with information about programs and services available through local affiliates.

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