The month of May is fast approaching, signaling the near middle of the year when the president and other elected officials are set to vote on changes in healthcare to put into effect for the following year. Already 2022 has brought many changes regarding healthcare and insurance. One thing we would like to bring to the forefront is the need for Mental Health.

This year, the theme for the month is – Together for Mental Health – shedding more light to a stigmatized topic. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and being told to go into isolation to stop the spread, the need for mental health coverage and physicians has increased faster than providers and insurances anticipated. Telehealth has also changed drastically; not only providing a greater access to tools for patients but also proving a greater need and much desired care for doctors and nurses to help those suffering from mental health issues.

Listed here is a compiled resources regarding mental health. Please don’t wait to be seen if you’re suffering in silence. Pain is pain, no matter what form it comes in.


Online Support Groups:

  • TheTribe
  • ADAA online support
  • DBSA – Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
  • DMA – Discovery Mood & Anxiety Program


Mental Health Mobile Apps:

  • Headspace
  • Mindshift CBT
  • PTSD Coach
  • Breathe2Relax


Text Crisis Helpline:

  • TrevorText – teen/youth LGBTQ support –
  • Crisis Text Line
    1. text 741741
  • Youth Line
    1. 877.698.8491
    2. teen2teen text – 839863



  • Peer/Friend
  • Mental health professional
  • Support groups
  • Writing/journaling
  • Write a card/letter
  • Support others

Get Active:

  • Prayer/meditation
  • Music
  • Exercise
  • Easy/simple movement
  • Get crafty/art

Take It Easy:

  • Quiet Space
  • Rest
  • Read
  • Hobby/ies


May 1-31:

Borderline Personality Disorder Month

Mental Health Month

National Foster Care Month

National Maternal Depression Month

National Health Month

National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

Tourette Awareness Month: May 15-June 15


Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week: May 1-7

Screen Free Week: May 2-8

National Mental Health Awareness Week: May 10-16

National Women’s Health Week: May 8-14

National Prevention Week: May 8-14


World Maternal Mental Health Day: May 5

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: May 9