May 2021 Newsletter

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Prevention is a community effort! 

True North Student Support and Behavioral Health is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of positive mental health and substance use prevention. Student Assistance Professionals are in schools to implement comprehensive student assistance programs that address problems associated with mental health awareness, substance use, and other at-risk behaviors.

SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.

NPW culminates in May recognizing the important work that has been done in communities throughout the year to inspire action and prevent substance use and mental disorders.

SAMHSA’s NPW is May 9-15, 2021. Each year around this observance, communities, and organizations across the country come together to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.

Source: https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week

Mental Health Awareness Month

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

You Are Not Alone

For 2021’s Mental Health Awareness Month NAMI will continue to amplify the message of “You Are Not Alone.” We will use this time to focus on the healing value of connecting in safe ways, prioritizing mental health, and acknowledging that it’s okay to not be okay through NAMI’s blog, personal stories, videos, digital toolkits, social media engagements, and national events.

Together, we can realize our shared vision of a nation where anyone affected by mental illness can get the appropriate support and quality of care to live healthy, fulfilling lives — a nation where no one feels alone in their struggle.

Help us spread the word through awareness, support, and advocacy activities. Share awareness information, images, and graphics
(https://bit.ly/3tO85L0)
for #MHAM throughout May.

Source: https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Awareness-Month

Wishing you all a peaceful and pleasant Spring! Be kind to yourself, remember self-care, (you deserve it!), and take a deep breath.