A Message from Our Counselor

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Established in 1949, May is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues. Now, more than ever, it is critical to reduce the stigma around mental health struggles. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the mental health of people of all ages. Being mentally healthy during childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones and learning healthy social skills and how to cope when there are problems. Learn more about children’s mental health here.

https://www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/basics.html

https://www.apa.org/advocacy/health/children

https://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/mental-health-resources/mentalhealthmonth

https://childmind.org/article/best-childrens-books-about-mental-health/