May Is Mental Health Month; Focus On Youth, Social Connection

By Sy Kraft

Mental health remains a top public concern, often misunderstood and difficult to diagnose. However, since 1949 May has been officially recognized as Mental Health Month. That’s more than 60 years of helping people better understand mental illness, how to take care of their own mental health and act as caregivers for others, and busting mental health stigma.

The focus for this year’s awareness campaign is the mental health of young people and an essential component of maintaining and protecting mental health and wellness: social connectedness.

Full story at Medical News Today

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