Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Where Do We Start?

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to focus on the importance of mental well-being for ourselves and others. This year’s theme, “Where to Start: Mental Health in a Changing World,” acknowledges the challenges we face in a rapidly changing environment.

Why Does Mental Health Awareness Matter?

Despite progress, many Americans lack access to quality mental health care. Here are some sobering statistics:

This month, NAMI’s #takethemoment campaign encourages open conversations, empathy, and access to resources. RCDS is proud to stand with NAMI in supporting mental health for all.
Here’s how you can make a difference: Start a conversation: Talk openly about mental health with friends and family. These numbers highlight the critical need for increased awareness and access to resources.

How Can You Get Involved?

1. Take a Free Mental Health Screening:

The Mental Health America Screening provides a quick, free, and anonymous way to assess potential symptoms.

Take a Mental Health Test

2. Learn and Empower Yourself:

Source: MHA

3. Get Trained in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA):

This valuable course teaches you to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health conditions. Learn more at [link to MHFA website].

4. Raise Your Voice:

Four Ways Forward for Mental Health is an invitation for you to take action through four key avenues.


  1. Raising Your Voice
  2.  Prioritizing Your Self-Care
  3.  Celebrating Mental Wellbeing
  4. Being The Difference

You can make a positive impact on your own mental health as you help advance awareness in your community. Learn more. 

5. Take Care of Yourself:

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Here are some simple tips for self-care:

  • Practice gratitude.
  • Use positive affirmations.
  • Stay connected with loved ones.
  • Prioritize sleep and hydration.
  • Take breaks from technology.

Where to Find Help:

If you or someone you know is struggling, help is available.

Here are some resources:

  • The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386 (LGBTQ+ youth crisis support): Our trained counselors understand the challenges LGBTQ young people face and are available for support 24/7. They will listen without judgment. When text, chat, or call, all of your conversations are confidential, and you can share as much or as little as you’d like.

Brevard County Resources:

Visit our Resources Page to find crisis and mental health support or call RCDS at 321-633-6011 to speak with an independent living specialist who can connect you with local services.

Let’s work together to create a world where everyone has access to the mental health support they need. Together, we can make a difference!

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someone you know is going through a mental health crisis.




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