Mental Health Action Day, Taking Action of Your Own Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, this is why many are joining together to help shed light on this very important topic. More than 900 organizations and companies. like Easterseals Michigan and MTV, are making a call to action for Mental Health Action Day, happening Thursday, May 20.
This purpose-driven and diverse group of cross-sector partners will shift our culture from awareness to action on mental health — and the timing couldn’t be more spot-on,” said Erika Soto Lamb, Vice President of Social Impact Strategy at MTV Entertainment Group. “No matter who you are, we want you to hear the urgent call for mental health action on Thursday, May 20 — for yourself, for your loved ones, or for your community.”
Here are ways you can take ‘action’ for yourself:
- Find a therapist
- Reach out to a friend
- Start a meditation practice
- Join a peer support group
- Check in with yourself
- Research resources
- Schedule your first yoga class
- Take action to expand access
- Join a support program
If you have concerns about your or someone else’s mental health, please contact a medical professional or call 1-800-273-TALK(8255) for a free, confidential conversation. Easterseals also offers a free online mental health screening to help guide you in the right direction.
For more information about Mental Health Action Day, click here.