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May is Mental Health Month

For over 65 years, Mental Health America and our 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. We welcome other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities.

May is Mental Health Month 2016

MHA is working hard to put together this year's May is Mental Health Month toolkit.  We anticipate posting the full toolkit for download in mid-March. Please keep in mind that MHA does not provide printed copies of the materials included in the toolkit; however they are all designed to be easily printed on an office printer/copier.

Is there something specific that would help you with your awareness efforts this May?  Contact Danielle Fritze


May is Mental Health Month 2015

This year's May is Mental Health Month Campaign and Toolkit will use the theme B4Stage4 and will focus on how people can address their mental health early, rather than at "Stage 4" - when symptoms are more severe, and recovery a longer process.

Don't forget to visit our May is Mental Health Month pages for materials en español or for older adults.

2015 May is Mental Health Month Materials

For Individuals For Organizations Download Toolkit



For Individuals

Watch and share our video:



Share our infographic2015 May is Mental Health Month infographic.

Our fact sheets will get you informed and change the way you think about mental health (if you want PDF versions, click the purple "Download Toolkit" button above and fill out the download form.)

B4Stage4: Changing the Way We Think About Mental Health  AntesdelaEtapa4: Cambiando la manera en que pensamos acerca de la salud mental
B4Stage4: Get Informed AntesdelaEtapa4: Infórmese
B4Stage4: Get Screened AntesdelaEtapa4: Realice una prueba de salud mental
B4Stage4: Get Help AntesdelaEtapa4: Obtenga ayuda
Depression in Older Adults  
Anxiety in Older Adults  
Preventing Suicide in Older Adults  


Social Media Images

Right click the images below and select "save as" to use them for Facebook and Twitter!


B4Stage4 Facebook Cover

Facebook Profile Pic


Twitter Profile Logo

Sample Facebook Posts

  • It’s Mental Health Month #MHMonth2015 - Support early identification, prevention, and intervention. People do recover! #B4Stage4 Get involved

  • Would you wait 10 years to get help if you were experiencing symptoms of cancer or diabetes? Don’t wait to ask for and receive help. Take a #screening and talk to your doctor or someone you trust, #B4Stage4 #MHMonth2015

  • Think of 5 people in your life (including yourself). At least 1 is struggling with a mental health condition. Support @MentalHealthAmerica and make mental health a priority in your life #B4Stage4 Get screened and start on the path to recovery  #MHMonth2015

Sample Twitter Posts

  • Learn early warning signs of #mentalillness key 4 recovery=recognize issues & get help early  #MHMonth2015

  • Embrace your #mentalhealth Identify issues early & make it easier 2 treat & prevent.  #B4Stage4 #MHMonth2015

  • Learn the early warning signs of #mentalhealthconditions w/ @mentalhealtham’s toolkit #MHMonth2015

  • Talk to someone & ask 4 help your #mentalhealth matters #B4Stage4 #MHMonth2015

For Organizations

To download the 2015 May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials, please fill out this brief form.  Upon completion, you will be directed to the page with the materials available for download.  

The toolkit includes:

Media Materials

Overview with Key Messages and Statistics

Swiss Cheese Press Release

Drop-in Article

Sample Mayoral Proclamation

Sample Twitter and Facebook posts 

Marketing Materials


Facebook cover photos

Banner Ads/Buttons

Pub Ed Materials

Fact Sheets (both English and Spanish language)

Calendar (both English and Spanish language)




The 2015 May is Mental Health Month Toolkit has been supported with contributions from:

2014 Toolkit

Download the entire toolkit in a zipped folder.

2013 Toolkit

Download the Media Materials

Download the Fact Sheets,

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