Since 1949, Mental Health America, and their affiliates, have led the observance of ‘May is Mental Health Month‘ by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings.
This year, for May is Mental Health Month, MHA has established their ‘Risky Business’ and ‘Changing the Conversation: B4Stage4‘ awareness campaigns.
The ‘Risky Business’ campaign educates about behaviors to take note of that signal significant risk factors that can lead to mental health issues; risky sex, prescription drug misuse, internet addiction, excessive spending, marijuana use, and troublesome exercise patterns, to name but a few.
The ‘B4Stage4’ campaign likens mental health disease to that of cancer into four specific stages of progression. As in the treatment of cancer, the ‘B4Stage4’ program places emphasis on early identification and intervention.
Further, ‘Changing the Conversation – B4Stage4’ is an in-depth, online program which brings together the insights, personal experiences and real-life stories of people and organizations that are driving change, advocacy and policy, and who are challenging the perception of mental health in America.
MHA believes in the importance of educating everyone about the habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing a mental illness or signal the presence of mental illness. As such, MHA has assembled a vast array of tools and resources to aid individuals and communities raise awareness of the risk factors that these types of behaviors present, especially to young people, and help those who may be struggling to detect early warning signs and seek help early, before Stage 4.
The following links will open a new tab or page in your browser and take you to the Mental Health America website.
Changing the Conversation: B4Stage4
B4Stage4: Changing the Way We Think About Mental Health
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