2021 has been one heck of a year: this is an obvious understatement. I think we all would likely agree that caring for our mental health, raising awareness and lifting each other up any way we can regarding our health is incredibly important now more than ever. With this in mind, we’d like to share information about mental health awareness and invite you to be a part of our campaign to raise awareness in our community.
National Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event which provides an opportunity for the whole world to focus on achieving good mental health. Mental Health Awareness Week is open to everyone. It is all about starting conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect our well-being. The week is also a chance to talk about any aspect of mental health that people want to regardless of the theme. Starting the week of May 9, we want to be as loud and bold as possible in talking about caring for one’s mental health. Springing Families Forward, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, in collaboration with Spring Eternal, would like to invite you to participate in our campaign this year. Our theme this year is, “Awaken the Silence: Normalize Mental Health.”
As part of our effort to flood the community with this statement, you can make a difference in the lives of individuals by purchasing our white or ivory campaign t-shirt and encouraging your team to talk about mental health. We are asking that the shirts be worn to school or work on Thursday, May 12 or Friday, May 13. Please post a picture and/or share our social medial post with the hashtag: #awakenthesilence22. All proceeds for the shirts are tax deductible and will contribute to providing probono mental health services for clients.
We also have staff and resources available for those interested, particularly for those who may not know how to begin this conversation. Taking care of mental health as an organization decreases low work productivity, work absences, and improves the work culture. You can make a difference.
For interested providers, we ask that you join us in the campaign by sharing on your social media, posting videos, and/or responding to the community that may reach out for help. We will share all inquires to the group of providers so that WE can serve our community. A page our our website will also list each provider that participated in support and your practice information. Any additional ideas or questions can be emailed to [email protected]