May is Mental Health Month – an annual reminder that mental health is an essential component of overall health!
CURA Strategies is proud to recognize this important awareness month and support efforts to break down stigma against the tens of millions of Americans who will experience a mental health or substance use disorder in any given year.
Whether it be highlighting the importance that self-care plays in your overall wellbeing or promoting campaigns to educate policymakers on the importance of comprehensive mental health and addiction care reform, we’re proud to stand alongside our clients to improve America’s mental health care system.
Make a #NoteToSelfCare
This Mental Health Month, Psych Hub—one of the world’s largest online education platforms on the topics of mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention—reminds us that we can’t pour from an empty cup. Taking good care of oneself is an important part of making sure we can fulfill our goals and support loved ones. That’s why Psych Hub has teamed up with Optum to encourage everyone to make a #NoteToSelfCare this month. You can find self-care tips, resources, and stories of mental health recovery at psychhub.com/selfcare. You can also share your own self-care tips and resources on social media using #NoteToSelfCare.
Taking a Stand for Mental Health and Addiction
Throughout May, Mental Health for US is celebrating this important awareness month by elaborating on its policy platform to share how, together, we can improve the way America cares for people living with mental illness and substance use disorder. Supported by CURA Strategies, Mental Health for US has already published articles on prevention, access and intervention, and recovery but there is still more great info to come! Next week, they’ll share how civic engagement can empower individuals to make positive changes in their communities. Make sure you follow Mental Health for US on Medium to learn more.
Mental Health is Essential Health
Founded in 2013 by former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), The Kennedy Forum—a long-time partner of CURA Strategies—has chosen to dedicate this Mental Health Month to reminding us all that mental health is essential health! Visit their website to explore their social media toolkit, find additional mental health month resources, and share some of the content on your own social media accounts.