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2006 Mental Health Month Messages

2006 Mental Health Month Messages

MIND Your Health—Caring for your mental health is key to your overall health.n Caring for your mind as well as your body will keep you healthier, happier and more productive.
Most mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety disorders, are as treatable as physical illnesses.

Mental illnesses are real, common and treatable.
More Messages for Target
Audiences

Workplace

Good mental health is good for workers and the
bottom line.
A good work/life balance will keep you healthier and
more productive in all aspects of life.
A positive work environment can decrease stress,
improve overall health and boost productivity.
Mental Health Consumers
Seeking help when you need it is a sign of
strength—not a weakness.
Recovery is possible with proper treatment and
support.
You are more than just a diagnosis—you can lead an
enjoyable, full and productive life.

Children and Families

Mental health is crucial to a child’s development and
overall health.
Children whose parents talk with them every day
make better decisions and choose healthier
activities.
Early diagnosis and treatment of mental health
problems allow children to reach their full potential.
Faith Communities
Spiritual support and leadership from clergy can be
an important part of recovery for congregants with
mental health problems.
Tapping into your faith or spirituality can help keep
you strong, focused and connected to a healing
force.

College Students

Managing stress will keep your mind and body
healthy, and enhance your productivity and wellbeing.
Caring for your mental health is essential to your
academic and social success.

Older Adults

Depression and hopelessness are not a normal part
of growing older.
By caring for your mental health and getting help
when you need it, you can grow and enjoy life at any
age.

Policymakers

Mental health and well-being is equally important as
physical health for our citizens and communities.
Investing in effective mental health programs saves
money and lives; not investing leads to unnecessary
costs, disability and premature death.

May Calendar of Events

Older Americans Month
U.S.Administration on Aging
202-619-0724
www.aoa.gov

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
202-690-9000
www.fitness.gov

National Family Month
KidsPeace
800-25-PEACE
www.familymonth.net

National High Blood Pressure Education
Month
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
301-592-8573
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

National Stroke Awareness Month
National Stoke Association
800-STROKES
www.stroke.org

Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
800-7-ASTHMA
www.aafa.org

National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day
May 3
Freedom From Fear
718-351-1717
www.freedomfromfear.org

National Nurses Week
May 6-12
American Nurses Association
800-274-4ANA
www.nursingworld.org

National Safe Kids Week
May 6-13
Safe Kids Worldwide
202-662-0600
www.safekids.org

Children’s Mental Health Week
May 7-13
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
703-684-7710
www.ffcmh.org

National Mental Health Counseling Week
May 7-13
American Mental Health Counselors Association
800-326-2642
www.amhca.org
www.nmha.org

National Hospital and Healthcare Week
May 7-13
Healthshare/THA (Texas Hospital Association)
800-252-9404
www.healthshare-tha.com

Childhood Depression Awareness Day
May 9
National Mental Health Association
800-969-NMHA (6642)
www.nmha.org

National Running and Fitness Week
May 14-20
American Running Association
800-776-2732
www.americanrunning.org

National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related
Birth Defects Week
May 14-20
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
212-269-7797
www.ncadd.org

National Nursing Home Week
May 14-20
American Health Care Association
202-842-4444
www.ahca.org

National Women’s Health Week
May 14-20
Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services
800-994-9662
www.womenshealth.gov

National Emergency Medical Services
Week
May 14-20
American College of Emergency Physicians
800-798-1822
www.acep.org/emsweek

National Employee Health & Fitness Day
May 17
National Association for Health & Fitness
716-583-0521
www.physicalfitness.org

National Schizophrenia Awareness Week
May 21-27
National Schizophrenia Foundation
517-485-7168
www.sanonymous.org
www.nsfoundation.org

Older Americans’ Mental Health Week
May 21-27
OWL, the Voice of Midlife and Older Women
800-825-3695
www.owl-national.org

National Senior Health & Fitness Day
May 31
Mature Market Resource Center
800-828-8225
www.fitnessday.com



MIND Your Health—Caring for your mental health is key to your overall health.n Caring for your mind as well as your body will keep you healthier, happier and more productive.
Most mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety disorders, are as treatable as physical illnesses.

Mental illnesses are real, common and treatable.
More Messages for Target
Audiences

Workplace

Good mental health is good for workers and the
bottom line.
A good work/life balance will keep you healthier and
more productive in all aspects of life.
A positive work environment can decrease stress,
improve overall health and boost productivity.
Mental Health Consumers
Seeking help when you need it is a sign of
strength—not a weakness.
Recovery is possible with proper treatment and
support.
You are more than just a diagnosis—you can lead an
enjoyable, full and productive life.

Children and Families

Mental health is crucial to a child’s development and
overall health.
Children whose parents talk with them every day
make better decisions and choose healthier
activities.
Early diagnosis and treatment of mental health
problems allow children to reach their full potential.
Faith Communities
Spiritual support and leadership from clergy can be
an important part of recovery for congregants with
mental health problems.
Tapping into your faith or spirituality can help keep
you strong, focused and connected to a healing
force.

College Students

Managing stress will keep your mind and body
healthy, and enhance your productivity and wellbeing.
Caring for your mental health is essential to your
academic and social success.

Older Adults

Depression and hopelessness are not a normal part
of growing older.
By caring for your mental health and getting help
when you need it, you can grow and enjoy life at any
age.

Policymakers

Mental health and well-being is equally important as
physical health for our citizens and communities.
Investing in effective mental health programs saves
money and lives; not investing leads to unnecessary
costs, disability and premature death.

May Calendar of Events

Older Americans Month
U.S.Administration on Aging
202-619-0724
www.aoa.gov

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports
202-690-9000
www.fitness.gov

National Family Month
KidsPeace
800-25-PEACE
www.familymonth.net

National High Blood Pressure Education
Month
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
301-592-8573
www.nhlbi.nih.gov

National Stroke Awareness Month
National Stoke Association
800-STROKES
www.stroke.org

Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
800-7-ASTHMA
www.aafa.org

National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day
May 3
Freedom From Fear
718-351-1717
www.freedomfromfear.org

National Nurses Week
May 6-12
American Nurses Association
800-274-4ANA
www.nursingworld.org

National Safe Kids Week
May 6-13
Safe Kids Worldwide
202-662-0600
www.safekids.org

Children’s Mental Health Week
May 7-13
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
703-684-7710
www.ffcmh.org

National Mental Health Counseling Week
May 7-13
American Mental Health Counselors Association
800-326-2642
www.amhca.org
www.nmha.org

National Hospital and Healthcare Week
May 7-13
Healthshare/THA (Texas Hospital Association)
800-252-9404
www.healthshare-tha.com

Childhood Depression Awareness Day
May 9
National Mental Health Association
800-969-NMHA (6642)
www.nmha.org

National Running and Fitness Week
May 14-20
American Running Association
800-776-2732
www.americanrunning.org

National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related
Birth Defects Week
May 14-20
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
212-269-7797
www.ncadd.org

National Nursing Home Week
May 14-20
American Health Care Association
202-842-4444
www.ahca.org

National Women’s Health Week
May 14-20
Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services
800-994-9662
www.womenshealth.gov

National Emergency Medical Services
Week
May 14-20
American College of Emergency Physicians
800-798-1822
www.acep.org/emsweek

National Employee Health & Fitness Day
May 17
National Association for Health & Fitness
716-583-0521
www.physicalfitness.org

National Schizophrenia Awareness Week
May 21-27
National Schizophrenia Foundation
517-485-7168
www.sanonymous.org
www.nsfoundation.org

Older Americans’ Mental Health Week
May 21-27
OWL, the Voice of Midlife and Older Women
800-825-3695
www.owl-national.org

National Senior Health & Fitness Day
May 31
Mature Market Resource Center
800-828-8225

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