National Mental Health Awareness Month May 1, 2019

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity for providers, advocates and individuals living with mental illness to reflect and raise awareness.

This month's observance will focus on the mind-body connection and the way our overall mood and well-being can be affected by factors large and small - from physical health to a healthy sense of humor.

Mental Health America, a national advocacy group, has been organizing the annual awareness campaign since 1949 as a way to call attention to the needs of individuals living with mental illness and the overall mental health of all Americans. The organization was founded in 1909 by Clifford W. Beers, a former psychiatric patient who called for national reform after years of experiencing and observing inhumane institutional treatment.

In honor of Beers and upcoming outreach activities nationwide, Frontier Behavioral Health will focus this month on mental health, wellness and recovery.

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