Jan Gambach: Coping with daily life and the challenges it brings
Since 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May by reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events and screenings.
The theme this year is “Mind Your Health” with the focus on building public recognition about the importance of mental health to overall health and wellness. May is the perfect month for celebrating mental health when spring is in full swing after a long, hard winter. Mind Your Health is not about “what’s the matter” but more about “what matters most” – our health, our essential mental health. Good health involves not only caring for our bodies, but also our minds.