HISTORY OF MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
Mental Health Awareness Month was first observed in the United States in May 1949 by the Mental Health America organization. The purpose of this annual observance is to raise awareness about mental health and to educate the public about mental illnesses and the importance of mental health care.
Mental Health Month highlights the significance of trauma and its effects on the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Established in 1949, Mental Health Month emphasizes the importance of mental health and wellness in people's lives, celebrates recovery from mental illness, and promotes prevention, effective treatment, and recovery from mental disorders. Good mental health is vital for overall health, and people can live fulfilling and productive lives despite mental health challenges.
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