Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1-7, 2022 is Children's Mental Health Acceptance Week

In December of 2021, the Surgeon General issued an advisory highlighting the urgent need to address our nation's youth mental health crisis further exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The advisory stresses the urgency of the 2022 campaign message - that it's time to move beyond awareness and into acceptance - for multiple reasons:

  1. To accept that 1 in 5 youth experiences a mental health challenge

  2. To accept that mental health challenges must be met with understanding and support

  3. To accept that prejudice and discrimination toward individuals who experience mental health challenges creates a barrier to seeking treatment - and it must be eliminated

  4. To accept that our youth are facing serious challenges ahead that need to be addressed

  5. To accept that the future wellbeing of our country depends on how we support and invest in the next generation

​Source: https://www.ffcmh.org/acceptanceweek

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Contact for more information:

Stephanie Allen, LPC

Mental Health Services Coordinator

Madison City Schools