May - Mental Health
We hope you and your family are doing well. May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a good reminder that we need to support one another and continue to share the importance of mental health awareness. If you are ever in need of additional resources, please visit our website at https://www.jacksonroeder.com/mental-health. Remember, you can always stay connected through our newsletter, website or on Facebook.
April in Review
During the month of April we attended the Virtual State Capitol Day hosted by the Minnesota Chapter of the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP). We met with AFSP members to learn about the various programs and training provided throughout Minnesota. Our goal for attending these events is not only to learn more about different resources, but also to advocate for mental health awareness in our area.
In an effort to advocate for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, Scott Roeder joined a meeting with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to discuss what the state and federal govenments are doing to ensure people still have access to mental health services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May Events: Mental Health Awareness Month
May 9 | National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
May 15 - 17 | National Weekend of Prayer for Faith, Hope, Life (please pray for those touched by suicide)
Resources to Share
We are always looking for ways to support you and your loved ones during times of need. Taking care of your mental health is important, especially during these times of uncertainty. In the article below from the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, Dr. Doreen Marshall gives you a few ideas on how to take care of your mental health during these difficult times.