National Mental Awareness Month

For over a century, May has been observed as the month for National Mental Health Awareness. During this month, many media outlets, companies, organizations, and individuals from all around the world reach millions of people to speak about mental health issues, and ways to help you or your loved deal with a mental illness and/or substance abuse.

The Mental Health Association of Rockland County is one of those organizations, and we do our best to touch the lives of the tens of thousands of people across Rockland County, New York every day.

This month is extremely important because it is the time where we can reach more people, and teach them about the importance of understanding overall health and wellness. At MHA of Rockland, we strive to help connect people, educate families and rebuild lives.

On our website, you’ll find information about various mental health issues, and ways to help you reframe your illness – and define yourself not by your challenges but by your strengths and passions. If you’re interested in understanding more about mental illness for someone else, there are many programs for parents and families.

We also offer a comprehensive Self-Help Resources section, which is a listing of programs in the Rockland County, NY area.

We are proud to promote National Mental Health Awareness Month in a quest to raise awareness about mental illness. Further, we hope to help reduce the stigma of mental illness in communities across the County.

To learn more about National Mental Health Awareness Month, or how to understand a mental illness and/or addiction, contact Mental Health Association of Rockland County online.