This week, instead of writing, I want to draw your attention to something important. This month is Mental Health Month, spearheaded by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness):
“During the month of May, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.
We believe that these issues are important to address all year round, but highlighting these issues during May provides a time for people to come together and display the passion and strength of those working to improve the lives of all Americans whose lives are affected by mental health conditions.
1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family and can do something to help others.”
I chose to get involved by:
- Educating myself from this very helpful infographic
- Signing the pledge to be “Stigma Free”
- Becoming a NAMI member
- And by continuing to share my stories about my life living with mental illnesses
So, my question to you is, if you care about this issue, how do you plan to get involved? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, here's your song of the week...