For anyone who may not be aware, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Also referred to as ‘Mental Health Month’, it has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings. With time the month has shifted from being observed in just the United States to being observed the world over.
I think by now everyone who reads the blog knows that I am passionate about mental health as I write about the topic often. Last year on World Mental Health Day I put up a post titled Let The Light In where I opened up about why mental health is so personal to me.
That was also the day that I launched the Mental Health category on the blog:
In Karibu 2020 I wrote:
I also plan to have more guest posts this year from people who struggle with their mental health to:
- Show others that they are truly not alone.
- Add more voices to the fight to destigmatise conversations around mental health because every mind matters.
Which is why for all of May there will be no post from me as the blog will be focused on other peoples’ voices for Mental Health Awareness Month. On that note, if you would like to share your mental health story on the blog feel free to HMU. You can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or you can DM me on Twitter/Instagram. The follow buttons are at the top right in case you wanna tap that.
I mentioned in my last post that I have not been in a good place of late and the impending Mother’s Day is not helping at all. So the break will be good for me because my head is just sooo busy and full right now and I need to sort it out ASAP. I am even taking a weed break this month, with the exception of Monday because:
I had a therapy session yesterday for the first time in seven weeks and it was exactly what I needed. I now intend to take stock of my mental health for the entirety of May and I will let y’all in on my journey via a post that should be up sometime next month.
Till then have a lovely month everyone. Stay safe and see you in June 🙂