Mental Health Awareness Month


Brielle Lampf ('23)

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Eastside presents our tribute to this special month.

Mental Health Awareness Month is upon us. But, what is the true meaning of this month, and why has it become so important to so many people over the last few years? The answer is simple. The number of mental illness cases is increasing, not only in the United States, but across the globe and it is time for us to begin recognizing that mental health and mental illnesses are not something to ignore, but something to acknowledge.

Mental Health America and those across the country began observing May as Mental Health Awareness Month is 1949 and have since reached so many people in their efforts to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health. To show your support for those battling mental illnesses, their family members and friends, and others, show your support on social media, educate yourself, donate to mental health funds, and be sure to check in on yourself.

Take this month to think about those fighting everyday. Take this month to check in on your friends and family. And most importantly, Take this month to be aware of your own mental health.

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Additionally, throughout this package, there will be polls about mental health. Here’s the first one:

This story continues on Eastside and was originally published on April 30, 2021.