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Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month | May 2024 | Where to Start | Mental Health in a Changing World

The world is constantly changing – for better or for worse – and it can be overwhelming to deal with everything going on around you. While society is getting more comfortable discussing mental health, it can still be hard to know “Where to Start” when it comes to taking care of your own well-being.

This May, Mental Health America will help you:

  • LEARN how modern life affects mental health with new resources to navigate our changing world.
  • ACT by building your coping toolbox so you can manage stress, difficult emotions, and challenging situations.
  • ADVOCATE to improve mental health for yourself, your friends and family, and your community.

For anyone struggling with the pressure of today's world, feeling alone, or wondering if they can feel better, this is Where to Start.

Download the Mental Health Month Toolkit

Mental Health America's 2024 Mental Health Month toolkit provides free resources to help plan your efforts and raise awareness during the month of May and beyond. It has DIY tools, social media assets, resources, templates, printable handouts, and more!

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Welcome to Mental Health Month from MHA President and CEO Schroeder Stribling

Outreach Ideas

For Individuals

Get ideas for how to raise awareness this Mental Health Month. 

For Organizations & Schools

Organize a community run or walk, plan a screening event, and more ideas for how your organization or school can spread the word about mental health.

For Businesses & Employers

Make an impact on your workforce and beyond with resources from our toolkit and find more ideas for how businesses can focus on mental health.


We know relationships and the pressures of work and school can impact your mental well-being, but it can be less obvious when the world around you is the root cause of issues. Learn how the changing world affects mental health and where to start when it comes to conversations and finding help for mental health challenges.

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You have the power to take action to improve your mental health! Find tools here to build your coping toolbox to manage stress, difficult emotions, and challenging situations. 

Build your coping toolbox


Whether this is your first time participating in Mental Health Month or you’ve been doing it for years, there is something for everybody to do. No matter how big or small the action, every effort counts.

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Graphics and Shareables

Your day-to-day communications are a great way to raise mental health awareness. We've created graphics and sample post language to make it easy for you to share this Mental Health Month.

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Join our "Be Seen in Green" challenge and fundraise

Fundraising supports the development of innovative programs, reduces stigma, ensures those struggling receive the help they deserve, and creates healthier communities. 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. Get started today!

Join the challenge

Light your building green

Light Up Green is part of our Mental Health Month campaign, in which we ask buildings and structures across the U.S. to light up green, the color for mental health awareness, throughout May. We invite you to join us in celebrating this important month and hope you will encourage your community to Light Up Green!

Light up green!

Information for media

Looking for some quick facts to share with your local media outlets or want to make sure you cover the key messages for Mental Health Month? We've got you covered! Check out our resources for media and see other coverage for Mental Health Month news.

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Take a Mental Health Test

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.

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This campaign is supported by contributions from Johnson & Johnson and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

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