This May, join AZZLY® in coming together for Mental Health Awareness Month.
Throughout this pandemic, we have faced isolation, turmoil and unrest, and a growing number of Americans experienced mental health symptoms. We’ve learned through this experience that we all struggle during challenging times and need support and access to care so we can thrive.
The Together for Mental Health awareness campaign emphasizes what we have all experienced — that mental health is an incredibly important part of overall health. With this message, we are encouraging people to join together to advocate for better mental health care.
Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in the U.S. since 1949. Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, join AZZLY and the rest of the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families, this month and every month.
Mental Health Awareness Month provides a perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on spreading helpful mental health resources, information and content to your followers or in your communities or networks. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) lists a few ways to get involved:
- Walk for Mental Health Awareness – Joining one of the 120 NAMIWalks Your Way events across the country is an easy way to bring awareness and fight the stigma around mental health. Learn more at https://www.namiwalks.org/.
- Attend a Virtual Convention – NAMICon 2022 is scheduled from June 14-16. This awareness-spreading convention will feature presentations from actress and Jeopardy host Mayim Bialik and documentarian Ken Burns, plus more than 30 workshops on mental health awareness and treatment. The convention is reasonably priced at $10 for students and peers, $15 for NAMI members and $25 for non-members. Learn more about the virtual convention here.
- Start a Fundraiser – Funds help NAMI and organizations like them advocate, educate and spread awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. If you are interested in starting a fundraiser, NAMI has instructions here. If you can afford to give, you can also donate to an existing fundraiser.
- Pledge to Be StigmaFree – Show your commitment to ending the stigma around mental health by becoming a StigmaFree Company. You can do this by creating company policies to accommodate people with mental health conditions, providing management training, and using non-stigmatizing language in the workplace.
AZZLY is dedicated to ending the stigma around mental health conditions. We work with mental health and substance use providers to streamline their workflows and help more individuals get the help they need. Our solution AZZLY Rize™ is an all-in-one electronic health record, patient management, and revenue cycle management system purpose-built to serve mental healthcare providers. Schedule a discussion with one of our EHR and Billing Specialists to learn more about AZZLY Rize, or contact us at 1 (888) 400-3201 or firstname.lastname@example.org at your convenience.