Mental Health Month Toolkit

May marks the national observance of Mental Health Month. Currently, 1 in 5 Americans are affected by a mental health condition. This month is an important opportunity to ignite the conversation around mental well-being. Please use this toolkit to help raise awareness of mental health resources and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. The toolkit includes graphics and videos to share on social media, Integral Care and Mental Health America mental health resources, a listing of Mental Health Month events around town and more. Your voice can make a difference in someone’s life.

Share these mental health stats on your social media. Remember to hashtag #MHM2018 and #mentalhealthmonth.
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Share these mental health resources with friends, family and colleagues.

Integral Care General Info Sheet

Healthy Eating

Healthy Living

See how Integral Care’s Mental Health First Aid training has made a difference in people’s lives.

Share these resources and explore the connection between mental and physical health.

Exercise Worksheet

Sleep Worksheet

Stress Worksheet

Diet Worksheet

Sleep

Stress

Gut-Brain Connection

Attend these events to celebrate Mental Health Month.

 

Friday, May 4th
Go Green for Mental Health, After Dark
City Hall (FREE)
City Hall is going green in honor of Mental Health Month.

 

Saturday, May 5th
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, 9am – 12 pm
South Steps of the State Capitol (FREE)
Celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week with Integral Care and other mental health leaders. Speakers include NFL football player Vince Young and Sheriff Sally Hernandez.

 

Wednesday, May 9th
Nerd Nite: Mental Health Data That Will Blow Your Mind, 8pm
North Door, 502 Brushy Street (FREE)
Psychiatrist Daniel Morehead, MD will “blow your mind” with this nerdy, research-based talk on misunderstood and often fascinating mental health data.

 

Wednesday, May 16th
Mental Health First Aid, 8am – 5pm
Integral Care Dove Springs Clinic, 5015 S IH 35 Frontage Rd #200 (FREE)
Taught by Integral Care, Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to support someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. Reserve your spot at IntegralCare.org/MHFA

 

Thursday, May 17th
What’s the Fix? 2018 Panel: It Takes a Village, Panel at 1 pm
Dell Medical School, 1501 Red River St. (FREE with Registration)
Join Sheriff Sally Hernandez, NAMI Austin’s Karen Ranus and Father Charlie Garza as they discuss how it takes a village to address mental health in our community.

 

Saturday, May 19th
Mental Health First Aid, 8am – 5pm
Integral Care Dove Springs Clinic,
5015 S IH 35 Frontage Rd #200 (FREE)

 

Thursday, May 24
Hope Heals: An Evening with Kevin Hines, 7 p.m.
AFS Cinema, 6259 Middle Fiskville Rd. ($25)

Join Kevin Hines as he shares his story of bipolar disorder, jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge and journey to recovery. Integral Care is proud to sponsor this event.

 

Wednesday, May 30     
Youth Mental Health First Aid, 8am – 5pm
Integral Care Dove Springs Clinic,
5015 S IH 35 Frontage Rd #200 (FREE)
Taught by Integral Care, this class is for people who work with youth ages 12-18 and young adults and 18-25.

 

Thursday, May 31
Mental Health First Aid, 8am – 5pm
Integral Care Dove Springs Clinic,
5015 S IH 35 Frontage Rd #200 (FREE)

 

Testify Austin: Legacy, 7pm-9pm
Spider House Ballroom,
2908 Fruth St. ($5)
Hear NAMI Austin’s Executive Director, Karen Ranus, share her story.

 

All Month
Depressed Cake Shop
Bakeries around town join NAMI Austin to feature baked good with an element of gray to highlight the struggles associated with mental health issues. Inside the sweet treat, you’ll find bright colors that represent hope.