May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

Mental Health Awareness Month takes place during May. In honor of this month, we are planning to do features, discussions, and videos regarding mental health. We want to highlight a variety of mental illnesses as well as suicide and addiction.

Every day in the month of May, we will be highlighting a specific mental illness(es) on our social media. We want to spread awareness and education on each mental illness and have open discussions about them as well. We also plan on posting educational videos on our Youtube about different mental illnesses. These will include important information about the specific mental illness.

We will be looking for people to feature on our site and have them post their experience with a specific mental illness, suicide, or addiction. If you are interested in sending us your submission for this, please click here for more info.

Please use the hashtag #WeSpeakMH if you want to make a post for our MHAM discussions :)

Schedule:

May 1st: Kick-off and general discussion of mental health

May 2nd: Depressive Disorders – Day 1 (Major Depressive and Seasonal Affective)

May 3rd: Depressive Disorders – Day 2 (Postpartum, Psychotic, Dysthymia)

May 4th: Bipolar Disorders (Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Cyclothymia)

May 5th: Schizophrenia and schizo-spectrum disorders

May 6th: Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder

May 7th: Dissociative Identity Disorder

May 8th: Anxiety Disorders – Day 1 (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)

May 9th: Anxiety Disorders – Day 2 (Social Anxiety Disorder)

May 10th: Anxiety Disorders – Day 3 (Panic Disorder, Selective Mutism, Phobias)

May 11th: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

May 12th: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – Day 1 (Hyperactive and Impulsive Type)

May 13th: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – Day 2 (Inattentive Type)

May 14th: Eating Disorders (general discussion)

May 15th: Anorexia

May 16th: Bulimia

May 17th: Unspecified Feeding or Eating Disorder (previously known as EDNOS)

May 18th: Binge Eating Disorder

May 19th: Avoidant-Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

May 20th: Body Dysmorphic Disorder

May 21st: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

May 22nd: Borderline Personality Disorder (also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder)

May 23rd: Personality Disorders Cluster A (Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal)

May 24th: Personality Disorders Cluster B (Antisocial, Histrionic, Narcissistic)

May 25th: Personality Disorders Cluster C (Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-compulsive)

May 26th: Body Repetitive Disorders (Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania)

May 27th: Self-harm, drug, alcohol, and other addictions – Day 1

May 28th: Self-harm, drug, alcohol, and other addictions – Day 2

May 29th: Suicide – Day 1

May 30th: Suicide – Day 2

May 31st: Wrap-up and general discussion of mental health

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