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May is Mental Health Month: Children and Families Benefit from Healthy Mental and Behavioral Functioning
From the introduction: "Each year we highlight that May is Mental Health Month. The month brings awareness through intentional efforts reminding us of the critical importance for ensuring healthy mental and behavioral health in ourselves, children, families, and communities. By publicly communicating about the value of good mental and behavioral health, we hope to normalize the idea that everyone benefits from asking for help when needed; everyone may be prone to periods where their emotional state feels vulnerable or even impaired; and everyone should understand that mental/behavioral health is not separate from overall physical health – we need both to function well. Healthy living requires a balance of positive and integrated physical and mental/behavioral health. Asking for information from friends, co-workers, health care providers, and specialists in the mental/behavioral health field should be as okay (and valued) as seeking information about the next big thing happening around us."
Jenkins, R. (2023). May is mental health month: children and families benefit from healthy mental and behavioral functioning. Child Advocacy Center. Retrieved from: https://www.cacfaync.org/who-we-are/news-events/blog-posts.html/article/2023/05/03/may-is-mental-health-month-children-and-families-benefit-from-healthy-mental-and-behavioral-functioning