May is Mental Health Month in Minneapolis
May 2015 is Mental Health Month in Minneapolis. During the month of May, folks are encouraged to take the “Make it OK” pledge to help erase the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Throughout this month and beyond, the City will work to raise awareness of mental health and improve mental health in the community in a number of ways including:
- Mayor Hodges’ Cradle to K cabinet plan, which identifies the need to improve mental health services for children from birth to 3 years of age.
- Minneapolis Healthy Start’s Circle of Security training in May, which supports parent-child attachment and mental well-being.
- The Minneapolis Health Department’s school-based clinics’ activities including classroom presentations and social media posts focused on adolescent mental health issues.
- Helping young people get access to mental health screenings and services.
- Working with public health partners to explore connections between mental well-being, social connectedness, and reducing the burden of chronic health conditions.
Published May 5, 2015