May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign that was established in 1949 to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. For the past 20 years, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has recognized MHAM annual to increase awareness about the vital role mental health plays in our overall health and well-being.
KHI is focused on the health of Kansans and supports the national Mental Health Awareness Month campaign. Throughout the month of May, we’ll share messages here and on our social media channels to highlight some of our recent work on mental health.