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May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month

By Dakota Priest, Community Health Leader


May is Mental Health Month. It is a time to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and advocate for those living with mental or behavioral health issues. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 57.8 million people live with a mental illness, or more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services states that 49.5% of adolescents have experienced a mental health disorder at some point in their lives. It is because of these growing numbers that it is more pertinent than ever to continue to raise awareness, educate ourselves, and celebrate recovery.


Healthy St. Pete would like to highlight upcoming Mental Health Month programs and events located throughout the City of St. Petersburg during the month of May: