May is National Mental Health Awareness Month
HCA encourages Washingtonians to pause and care for their mental health. Your mental health is as important as your physical health. Ask for help when you need it, utilize resources, and take time for self-care.
Mental health activities
Celebrate mental health month with a webinar for older adults
Don’t miss HCA’s webinar on older adult mental health.
Date: Thursday, May 6
May 7 is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
Children may show signs of depression or anxiety right now. Focus on children and how changes in the last year have impacted their mental health.
- Use the Behavioral Health Toolbox for Families to help you support your children as you all navigate the emotional responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Find out more about National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSHA) website.
Throughout the month of May
Reach out to loved ones to show them you care. Make sure that you check in with your own mental health with a mental health online screening tool, and if you are experiencing excess stress call Washington Listens at 1-833-681-0211 for support and resources.