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Mental Health Month

May 24, 2016

May 2016

The Administration for Community Living joins President Obama and Mental Health America (MHA) in recognizing Mental Health Month.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Nearly 44 million American adults, and millions of children, experience mental health conditions each year, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress.

MHA’s theme for Mental Health Month 2016 is Life with a Mental Illness. Join MHA’s campaign and share what life with a mental illness feels like in words, pictures and video by tagging social media posts with #mentalillnessfeelslike. Posts will be collected and displayed at MentalHealthAmerica.net/feelslike.

Within the Administration for Community Living, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and the Administration on Aging provide resources and conduct research about mental health. Other government agencies such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provide helpful information as well. Explore the resources below!

Older Adults

Young Adults

People of All Ages


Last modified on 04/21/2017


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