Mental Health Month
Mental Health Month, observed in May, will tie this year’s Mental Health Month theme to the content of its 2017 Annual Conference: Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll. The intent behind this theme is to raise awareness of the risks that these types of behaviors present —especially to young people — to help individuals detect these early warning signs, and to provide resources for prevention and early intervention.
The Mental Health Month campaign is titled Risky Business, and will educate the public on habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses, or are signs of mental health problems themselves. These include such diverse risk factors as sedentary lifestyles, hyper-sexuality, recreational drug use, internet/gaming addiction, disordered eating, and other obsessive/addictive behaviors.
Mental Health Month Sponsor: Mental Health America
To learn more, visit http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net