Mental Health Month

Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. We welcome other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities.

May is Mental Health Month 2018

For Individuals – Coming Soon

The theme for May is Mental Health Month in 2018 is Fitness #4Mind4BodyInformation will focus on increasing understanding of how the body’s various systems impact mental health based on recent research. From food to fitness to gut flora, we will be diving into the elements that make up personal wellness. Topics will include:

  • The connection between gut bacteria/flora and mental health;
  • The role of stress and inflammation in the development of mental health disorders;
  • The preventative and recovery promoting aspects of physical activity;
  • The importance of sleep; and
  • How nutrition and food can affect mental performance and mood.

In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about the brain-body connection, sign up for MHA’s 2018 Annual Conference, Fit for the Future.