May 21, 2020
May is Mental Health Month more important than ever with COVID-19
• May is Mental Health Month has been celebrated in the US for 49 years and mental health is more important than ever this year. Just weeks ago, we had no idea that our world was going to be turned upside down by COVID-19.
• While the annual NCCMH May is Mental Health Month Color Run/Walk and other annual events are postponed until fall this year, the agency is encouraging the community through placement of signs celebrating mental health. The sign series are located at:
COVID-19 is impacting the mental health of literally every American. While many people with mental health and intellectual/developmental disabilities regularly experience social isolation and loneliness, many others are impacted this year too.
Stroll through a PhotoVoice exhibit to view poignant photographs and interpretive captions created from personal experiences. PhotoVoice is a series of group conversations about life experiences and ways of coping with mental health issues to bring greater awareness to the community. See NCCMH’s PhotoVoice virtual exhibit on www.norcocmh.org. The exhibit is also virtually hosted by libraries in Alden, Charlevoix and Petoskey in celebration of May is Mental Health Month.
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