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National Mental Health Awareness Month Recap

Throughout the month of May, mental health organizations and advocates across Texas joined in observing National Mental Health Month with a variety of outreach activities to raise public awareness.

The Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute is proud to have contributed its voice and resources to the conversation as part of our Texas State of Mind Initiative.

The Institute is a nonpartisan, objective resource bringing together diverse groups of community and state leaders, providers, and advocates to affect the policy, practices and recommendations that impact how health care is implemented in Texas and to erase the stigma of mental illness.

We are honored to have received a Proclamation from Mayor Michael S. Rawlings, on behalf of the Dallas City Council, proclaiming May 2015 as Mental Health Awareness Month in Dallas, Texas. During the month of May, we also helped to raise awareness through digital ads, our website, and social media platforms by sharing information on issues surrounding mental illness, including results from our statewide survey focusing on What Texans Think About Mental Health.

Thank you to our many partners across the state for your great contributions during Mental Health Awareness Month. Our combined efforts to raise awareness will reduce the negative perceptions associated with mental illness. The time is right to help those in need get help when and where they need it, the time is right to change our attitudes and perceptions that serve as barriers to treatment. Together, we will make a difference.