May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

For the Public,

An image of a thought bubble with questionsAbout 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. have some form of mental illness, but it is still difficult for many of us to talk about it. Prolonged stress (either from work or personal life) can be a contributing factor in depression—or even lead to suicide.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we encourage you to help your co-workers. Even asking a few simple questions can help a colleague who may be feeling overwhelmed.

OSHA has a variety of resources to help you start a conversation at work in support of mental well-being.

Another great source for information is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website. Check out their Mental Health Awareness Month Toolkit. And remember, in the U.S., anyone in crisis can call or text 988 to get help with a mental health issue.