AUSTIN, Texas – The month of May is Mental Health Month and nonprofits across the country are working to raise awareness about the issue.

  • May is Mental Health Month
  • Local and national organizations raise awareness
  • Focus on stigma, support, and education

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and local agencies across the country work extra hard every May to raise awareness about the importance of mental health. Organizations focus on fighting stigma, providing support, educating the public, and advocating for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.

Recently, several local independent school districts began using online reporting systems that allow students, parents, and teachers to report a threat or mental health issue. 

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According to Dr. Marilyn Singleton, president of Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, it is important for members of the community to come together and offer support.

“May is Mental Health Month and it should inspire us to think about family, community relationships, and our growing disconnectedness,” Singleton said. 

NAMI Austin is holding several events throughout the month of May. To find one near you, visit its website