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Join our Be Seen in Green challenge

Mental Health Month Challenge: Be Seen in Green with individuals wearing green t-shirts

This May, Mental Health America invites you to join our "Be Seen in Green" challenge! Throughout Mental Health Month, we're encouraging everyone to wear green and fundraise to show your support for mental health.

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About the challenge

Make a powerful statement by wearing green and fundraising for mental health awareness. Every green outfit and fundraiser supports our mission of advancing the mental health and well-being of everyone through public education, research, advocacy and public policy, and direct service. 

Why wear green?

Green is more than just a color—it's the international symbol for mental health awareness. Representing fresh starts, optimism, and energy, wearing green (or even adding a touch of it to your space) makes a bright and bold statement: I care about mental health!

How to join the challenge

  1. Sign up: Register to participate in the "Be Seen in Green" challenge. You can join as an individual or create a team with friends, family, or colleagues.
  2. Pick a date: While we encourage participation on May 16, 2024 (Mental Health Action Day), feel free to host your event on any day in May that suits you.
  3. Set your goal / Plan your fundraising: Every dollar counts. Whether you choose to raise money by running a 5K, organizing a bake sale, or wearing green, set a personal or team fundraising goal. Our suggested fundraising goal is $100 per individual.
  4. Get ready to "Be Seen in Green" in a stylish outfit: Not sure where to begin? Get your "Be Seen in Green" outfit started with our green Mental Health Month tee (100% of proceeds support our mission). Make your outfit stand out with fun accessories like ribbons, badges, or custom decorations that symbolize mental health awareness. Don't forget to share your creative green outfits on social media and tag us. 
  5. Spread the word: Use our fundraising tips and Mental Health Month toolkit resources to share your participation and reach out to friends, family, and coworkers via social media, email, and more.
  6. Celebrate your achievement: Complete the challenge, earn your prize, and join us for a virtual celebration, sharing the impact of your efforts!

Shop our store

We have all the awareness gear to get you started! Shop T-shirts, hats, pins, and more at Mental Health America's store. 100% of proceeds support our mission—it's a great way to boost your impact. 

5 people wearing a green shirt that says There's no health without mental health

Five fundraiser ideas to get you started

  • Run, walk, or bike in green: Grab your running shoes and ask for donations to support your efforts. Ask your friends, family, and colleagues to support your efforts by donating to your fundraising page.
  • Green gratitude grams: Offer to send personalized notes or digital messages of gratitude, encouragement, or humor in exchange for donations.
  • Dress up in green: Create a green outfit or wear an awareness ribbon all month long! Whether it's dyeing your hair green for reaching a fundraising milestone or hosting a "best dressed" competition, creativity is your ally. Ask your family and friends to donate to your "Be Seen in Green" campaign. Shop the Mental Health America store for your green gear!
  • Bake / Cook it green: Host a green-themed bake sale and ask for contributions for your mental health awareness creations.
  • Plan to go live in green on Facebook or other platforms: Do you have a special talent or expertise? Get creative and incorporate green into your stream. You can do things like paint your nails green and teach manicure tips while encouraging donations to your fundraising page.

Need help?

Need ideas, tips, or a virtual high-five? If you need any assistance or have questions about your fundraising journey, please reach out at We're here to support you every step of the way. 

Take a mental health test

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Download toolkit

Download our 2024 toolkit for more ideas and resources for Mental Health Month.