May is Mental Health Awareness month.

It begins with Children’s Mental Health week May 1st to May 9th.

Depression is one of the greatest issues of mental health. One in every three people will suffer from it at some point in our lives. It is not a sign of weakness. It is an illness that can be cured. Depression is something that people of all ages, all genders, all races, and all religious may experience. It is not a sign of a weakness, nor is it something that we should be ashamed of. Often it is a sign that someone has been trying to be strong for too long, carrying the load alone for far too long.

Spend some time this month growing in your awareness of mental health this month:
  • Educate yourself and/or others about mental health issues
  • Attend a workshop/seminar/discussion group/support group
  • Assist someone who is working through an issue with their mental health
  • Talk with someone who either has or is working on an issue with their mental health and learn about their story
  • Serve a charity or organization in your community that provides mental health services
  • Encourage others to grow in their awareness of mental health
  • Uplift and support others in their pursuit of good mental health
  • Become an advocate for children, including their mental health
  • Look into what the Bible says about mental health, healthy living, and how powerful God is to change even those who are struggling with depression, trauma, PTSD, and other mental health issues