About MAY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
Since 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month, a time when advocates and activists across the country draw attention to the mental health issues that affect as many as one in four Americans. Today, more people die from suicide in the United States than from traffic accidents or homicides, and we lose 22 veterans to suicide daily. Unfortunately, because of the stigma associated with mental illness, many people are too ashamed or embarrassed to seek the help they need for themselves or their loved ones. National Mental Health Awareness Month is a time when we work together to break through that stigma. We express compassion for those who struggle with mental health issues, and we draw attention to the proven methods that can help change their lives for the better. In 2013, President Obama issued the first official proclamation declaring May as National Mental Health Awareness Month.
Planning for 2017 May Mental Health Month has begun.
To get involved or for more information
contact Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery
Phone: (505) 246-ACHR (2247)
EVENTS IN NEW MEXICO DURING MAY 2017
Community Cares Day hosted by ACHR
Saturday May 6th 10am-2pm
at ACHR 913 Second St NW 87102
Candelight Vigil co-hosted by ACHR
Date and more information to come