May is Mental Health Awareness Month (Daily Word Prompt is Control)

Hurray! It is May!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month where we increase awareness of mental illness and mental disease by education and through many open discussions and activities throughout the world.

Even though everyday is mental illness or mental health day, May is a very important month for all of us

It is time to wear your green ribbons or just wear the color green.

Mental Health Awareness Month is also referred to as “Mental Health Month” and has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings.

Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

We all need to get involved quickly and take control of the disease of mental illness!

We are losing too many lives to the wasted potential of a person’s life due to non-acceptance and appropriate medical care of mental illness.

Also, we are losing way too many lives due to the increasingly alarming rate of suicides.

Both are usually caused by mental illness stigma. We need to stop Mental Illness by increasing awareness and talking openly and freely about mental illness now.

Practice mental health safety by looking both ways – outward and inward – at others and in yourself. For May Mental Health Awareness Month, we at AFSP are giving you the tools and resources you need to look both ways – knowledgeably and compassionately – to stay aware and take action if you or the people in your community need help.

Awareness can save a life. Look both ways to increase awareness, stop stigma and stop suicide.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2017 as National Mental Health Awareness Month.

Thank you Mr. Donald Trump, our President, I am very impressed. His words attached to the above link are very nice. Thank you for that Donald Trump.

I will be posting something important about mental illness every day throughout the month of May on my blog in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month

Please go to my blog My Loud Bipolar Whispers and look for statistics or other beneficial information related to mental illness to increase awareness, educate, reduce mental illness stigma and reduce suicides.

It is crucial and imperative for all of us to get involved and save lives.

So, please visit my blog every day, but especially every day throughout the month of May.

Thank you. Hugs and blessings to all of you always and forever.

Above drawing done by me… Susan Walz using graphite pencil, color pencils and acrylic glitter paint.

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  1. Reblogged this on Wonderwall and commented:
    Are we stigmatising by only talking about mental health in terms of those who have problems with mental health?
    This article defines mental health as follows:
    Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
    In that case everyone has mental health. Why do we act like only those with problems have mental health. Would there be less stigma if we acknowledged that everyone has mental health? Then if same way someone can talk about physical health like my leg hurts today they could talk about mental health? Sometimes mental health can be fine and sometimes in life it is not.

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  2. I agree. I do not like that article actually. Mental health to me means and is referring to what everyone has their own mental health to deal with. Mental health is an overall feeling and experience. Mental illness and mental disease is what I have and what is being stigmatized. Professionals need to change terminology. Yes we are stigmatizing always because they are afraid to call my illness and others like it what it really truly is… A brain disease and illness inside your brain that affects your overall health!!! You are absolutely correct and that has always bothered me. Thank you for bringing it up. I think I will try to write a post or something similar about it soon!!!! Thanks for the idea and stirring it up in me. Thanks for the reblog!!! Hugs. ❤ Sue


  3. After rereading the article… Mental health does include everyone!!! Everyone needs to be aware of this and quit being afraid to include themselves in this overall idea. So when we say mental health it is meaning everyone just like the idea of taking care of your heart or cholesterol or blood sugar. We cannot be afraid of it or talking about it. Some people have heart disease… I do not. Some people have a brain disease… I do. Lets all talk about the seriousness of both diseases. They are the same thing…illnesses inside organisms inside our bodies…


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