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Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Every year during the month of May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Together, we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support the millions of people in the U.S. affected by mental illness. Read below to learn more about how you can get involved.
This year, NAMI is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month with the More Than Enough campaign!
It’s an opportunity for all of us to come together and remember the inherent value we each hold — no matter our diagnosis, appearance, socioeconomic status, background or ability. We want every person out there to know that if all you did was wake up today, that’s more than enough. No matter what, you are inherently worthy of more than enough life, love and healing. Showing up, just as you are, for yourself and the people around you is more than enough.
Throughout the month, we invite you to share with us on social media why you are more than enough by tagging us (@NAMICommunicate) and using our hashtag #MoreThanEnough. Feel free to also bookmark this webpage, as we’ll be adding more resources and ways to get involved as the month gets closer.
To help get you get started, feel free to use the sample posts
No matter what my depression tells me, I am worthy of love, I am worthy of acceptance, I am worthy of fulfillment. I Am #MoreThanEnough. @NAMICommunicate
I live with schizophrenia. I am not a burden. I Am #MoreThanEnough. @NAMICommunicate
REMINDER: Your worth is not measured by your productivity. You deserve love and healing just as you are. You are #MoreThanEnough. @NAMICommunicate: nami.org/mhm
If all you did was wake up today, you are still #MoreThanEnough! Learn more with @NAMICommunicate nami.org/mhm
If someone you love is going through a hard time, you don’t need to have all the answers. Just being there is #MoreThanEnough. Learn more with @NAMICommunicate at nami.org/mhm
Mental health affects ALL of us. Help us get the word out and start the conversation today! Visit: nami.org/mhm #MoreThanEnough @NAMICommunicate
@NAMICommunicate connected me to resources and a community that helped empower me to know that I am #MoreThanEnough — that’s why I created this fundraiser. To donate or learn more, visit [YOUR LINK HERE]
I walk to fight stigma, to raise awareness, to advocate for people living with mental health conditions, and to honor my loved ones. Join me at @NAMICommunicate’s United Day of Hope to ensure any person struggling knows, they are NOT ALONE, and they are #MoreThanEnough: https://www.namiwalks.org/
Share some of our graphics below (access our full set of graphics here). Don’t forget to tag us at @NAMICommunicate on Instagram and Twitter and @NAMI on TikTok and Facebook and use our hashtag #MoreThanEnough!
Update your Facebook profile with the NAMI #MoreThanEnough frame and encourage others to do the same! You can add the frame by going to your Facebook profile, click on your profile picture, select “Add Frame” and when the Profile Frames selection appears, search “#more” and you can select the white option or blue option.” Together, we can create more than enough meaningful change in mental health!
Mental Health Action Day (5/18)
NAMIWalks (5/6 - 5/27)
Download the Guide: Download the 2023 Awareness Event Guide for May's Mental Health Awareness Month.
Advocate: Sign up for advocacy alerts to take action when opportunities arise in your community.
Volunteer: Get involved with your local NAMI, or apply to be a volunteer with our national helpline.
Write a Blog: Share your personal story with mental health. Your story can encourage and support to others with similar experiences and help promote understanding and empathy to those without mental illness.
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