Did you know…

To Combat Stigma!

In the 1800s the color green was used to brand people who were labeled “insane.” The children’s mental health community decided to continue using the color green, but with a completely different focus. Green signifies new life, new growth, and new beginnings.

Every cause has a a color and a month that correlates with the respective issue, so obviously, the topic of mental health/illness would have such color and months.  Well, who knew that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Maybe I just haven’t been following the news but I haven’t heard much about this month in the news. Accompanying this month also involves a National Anxieties Disorders Day.

Though May might be the ‘official month’ for mental health awareness, there are other times to celebrate during the year. October is Mental Illness Awareness Week, which involves a National Depression Screening Day. As for the rest of the world, there is World mental illness day is in October.

Want to start raising awareness about mental health by wearing a ribbon? The color is GREEN…