Thursday, May 11, 2017

Awareness and Advocacy: May is Mental Health Month

May is National Mental Health Month

"Mental illness is like any other illness and it will eventually break you down if you don't get help," "Counseling is the best path to health because a person can talk with someone who doesn't judge.  Mental Health America states that "Risky Business" are habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses or could be signs of mental health problems. These include risk factors such as risky sex, prescription drug misuse, internet addiction, excessive spending, marijuana use, and troublesome exercise patterns. 

What can you do for Mental Health Month?

Volunteer at Sumbeam Family Services Events
May 18 - Volunteers Needed! Head Start Community Reading Party. If you would like to help CELEBRATE Head Start's 52nd birthday while sharing a love of reading with children, join us as a volunteer reader at one of our participating early childhood sites. Visit  Reading Party to learn more about locations and times or call Sunbeam Volunteer Coordinator Taprina Milburn at 405.609.1755.