Launching our Mental Health Awareness Campaign
Alaska Behavioral Health is pleased to kick off our Mental Health Awareness Campaign during National Public Health Week (April 3- 9). Mental illness is one of the most common illnesses in the United States, with 1 in 5 experiencing a mental illness each year, making mental health a key component of overall public health.
Each month, we’ll be looking at a different mental health topic or focus population, sharing statistics, stories, resources and action steps. Look for these campaigns in our newsletters, social media, and public events. Along with this effort, we’ll be increasing training opportunities — for the public, providers, and key stakeholder groups. Stay tuned for public trainings or fill out the form on our training page to request a training for your group.
April – Stress and Anxiety
April is Stress Awareness Month. (It is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month).
Throughout the month, look for social media posts educating about the effects of stress and anxiety, and ways to address them.