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September 2016

During Mental Health Awareness Week (October 2-8, 2016), advocates across the nation will raise their voices to reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues. Check out the highlights below to learn how you can speak up and help out.

California Schools Recognized for Mental Health Programs

Cal State Long Beach earned a Healthy Campus Award for providing students with outstanding crisis services and addiction recovery programs through the Student Emergency Intervention Program. Learn more...
Cute Drawings Deliver Powerful Messages
Artist Kate Allan started drawing cute animals with inspiration messages as a way to deal with her anxiety and depression. Now she is sharing them with others to help with their mental health challenges. See the designs... 

Movember Helps Men Speak Up

Movember, an international organization focused on men's health, is inspiring men to reach out, particularly during times of change and when things get tough, to take action sooner rather than later. Watch the PSA...

Caring for Your Mental Health

Have you checked in with yourself lately? Experts provide warning signs to look for that could indicate it's time to seek help. Check it out...

Mental Health Awareness Week
Oct. 2-8, 2016

Updated Mental Health Awareness
Week Toolkit Now Available!

October 2-8, 2016 is Mental Health Awareness Week. Download and customize the Mental Health Awareness Week Toolkit to raise awareness in your community and reduce stigma surrounding mental health challenges. The toolkit is updated for 2016 and includes new items like: 
  • Mental Health Support Guide 
  • Customizable Posters 
  • Lime Green Ribbon Activity 
  • And much more!
Promote Your Event!

Communities across the country will be celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week with events and activities. You can promote your activities through the EMM event page. Be sure to share event photos with our online community with the hashtag #EachMindMatters.
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