2021 Mental Health Month Toolkits Available for Download
To help promote May as Mental Health Month, Mental Health America (MHA) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) have developed toolkits to help communities generate awareness and understanding about mental health while working to reduce stigma. MHA’s Tools to Thrive kit provides practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency regardless of their personal situation. The toolkit includes sample materials for communications and social media, as well as printable handouts on a variety of topics, including adapting after trauma and stress; dealing with anger and frustration; getting out of thinking traps; processing big changes; taking time for yourself, and radical acceptance. NAMI’s toolkit, which includes images and graphics, continues to amplify the message “You Are Not Alone.” NAMI’s resources emphasize the healing value of connecting in safe ways, prioritizing mental health, and acknowledging that it’s okay to not be okay through NAMI’s blog, personal stories, videos, digital toolkits, social media engagements, and national events.