We’ve officially kicked off Mental Health Month! Have you noticed more lime green lately or perhaps even green ribbons? Green is the national color dedicated to promoting mental health awareness. Each May, Mental Health Month helps raise awareness about mental health issues, promotes good mental health practices, and encourages people to support others around them.

Here's a few ways to show your support this month:

  1. Create a mental health wellness box for a friend in recovery.
  2. Wear a green ribbon on your shirt at work.
  3. Start conversations around ending mental health stigma.
  4. Share the Tools 2 Thrive posts on social media.
  5. Volunteer at a mental health agency in your community.
  6. Start a wellness committee at your workplace.
  7. Write a daily gratitude list for 31 days.

We also invite you to get involved with our Tools 2 Thrive Campaign! While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. MHA’s Tools 2 Thrive series provides information, tips, and practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency regardless of the situations they are dealing with.
Ready for More? Join our Cause!
Over the next 31 days, we’re aiming to raise $20,000. But, we can’t do it with your help! With your help, we’ll raise funds to support the many programs and services which support the lives of those affected by mental illness. We will highlight four programs which bring support and guidance in our community - including peer support, pro bono counseling, education, and community screenings.

To break the stigma and support our community, click the "Give Today!" button. You can also spread the word about the Tools 2 Thrive Campaign to your friends, family, and co-workers alike. The challenge runs for the entire month and we need your social sharing skills to maximize our chances at raise our goal of $20,000.

How can you help? Consider contributing to the following programs:

$240 - 1 Month of counseling for someone who needs but cannot afford it
$350 - 40-Hour Peer Support Training Scholarship for a person in recovery
$400 - 1 month of services for a person living with a mental health challenge
$500 - Provides for our community efforts for our screening program
 
If you aren’t able to give at that level, any donation will help! Every penny counts toward the wellness of our community.
Your gift means we can bring hope to the 1 in 5 Americans living with a mental health condition. Together we are fighting smarter, better and harder than we ever have before. Without your help, over a century of service to those in need would not have been possible. Thank you in advance for supporting our efforts. We couldn’t do this without generous community members and partners like you.
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