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Mental Health Awareness and COVID-19

Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness. Corona virus (COVID-19) shares the same qualities and is a "STRESS" inducer. Practical tools can increase resili



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Mental Health Awareness Month began in the United States in 1949 and was started by the Mental Health America organization (then known as the National Association for Mental Health). Since 1949, Mental Health America and their affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. Awareness and resources are needed for those struggling with COVID-19 induced emotional symptoms: stress, anxiety, feeling of isolation, and etc.  A holistic approach.  

While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. In 2020, our theme of Tools 2 Thrive will provide practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency regardless of the situations they are dealing with. These tools are essential and timely in the midst of COVID-19 and the social stresses that impacts everyone.

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