May is Mental Health Awareness Month
White House Proclamation on Mental Health Awareness Month
On 4/29/2022, President Joe Biden issued a Proclamation on Mental Health Awareness Month, 2022. Within this proclamation, he mentions the importance of mental health and how COVID has exacerbated mental health symptoms that were prevalent prior to the pandemic. He addressed the $5.5 billion American Rescue Plan funds given for mental health and substance use care in addition to his state of the union where he stated his vision and strategy on how to address mental health through integration and virtual care. The harm of social media on youth was mentioned with a plan to address it as well as mention of the National Suicide Life Line 988 three digit access number.
This Tool Kit from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has been released and is attached below for your reference and to pass along to others. Please use this to advocate to legislators and on social media for mental health awareness and support!