(May 19, 2014) Today, Mayor Pedro E. Segarra joined organizations across the country in declaring May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the City of Hartford. “Mind Your Health,” this year’s theme, draws attention to the impact of mental health on overall health and wellness.
“Our City has so many individuals and organizations devoted to this topic,” said Mayor Segarra. “Protecting everyone’s health is critical to our community’s well-being.”
Started by Mental Health America in 1949, May is Mental Health Month is an annual, nationwide observance established to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. In addition to outreach and awareness, Mental Health America has developed a series of guides encouraging the public to improve their overall mental health.
• Alcohol Use and Abuse
• Building Social Support
• Supplements: Weighing Benefits and Risks
• Healthy Diet: Eating with Mental Health in Mind
• Getting Help (signs help is needed, types of providers, etc.)
• Stress: Coping with Everyday Problems
• Rest, Relaxation and Exercise
Materials addressing the following areas are available on Mental Health America’s website: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may
This past Saturday, the Connecticut Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held its annual NAMI Walk in Bushnell Park. A copy of the proclamation read can be found here: http://www.hartford.gov/images/mayors/mental_health_proc.pdf. For more information visit their website, http://www.namict.org/nami-ct-annual-walk
For Immediate Release: May 19, 2014
Contact: Maribel La Luz
p. (860) 757-9731
c. (860) 539-5485