May is Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness month and Henry County Medical Center has several activities planned throughout the month of May to raise awareness and help stop the stigma surrounding mental health.
- May 4: Lunch to Learn Facebook Live with HCHC Activities as 12 Noon as they discuss Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day and what they have done to assist residents during the past year manuvering through COVID-19, isolation from family, and the mental changes they faced during this time.
- May 6: Older Adult Mental Health Day goodie bags distributed to nursing homes, skilled care facilities, and assisted living facilities.
- May 7: Join us at Kroger or Lakeway IGA from 8 A.M.-12 Noon for handouts and freebies for Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day.
- May 9-15: is Prevention Week, so we will be partnering with Henry County High School to promote all things prevention and mental health.
- May 14: is Wear Green Day for mental health awareness! Take a picture with your business, workplace, friends, and family and share it on social media with #SilencetheShameTN.
- May 14: Wear Green Day Proclamation Signing at Eiffel Tower Park at 9 a.m. Resources and goodie bags distributed at the event.
- May 13-15: Go take your photo at Eiffel Tower Park to see it lit up green in support of Mental Health Awareness Month. Make sure to share your photos on social media with #SilencetheShameTN.
- May 20: Come on out to Eiffel Tower Park at 12 noon for “Yoga in the Park.” Have a relaxing lunch break to reduce stress with yoga instruction by Brittany Kalas, get some freebies, and even a free iced coffee from Sweet Jordan’s food truck!
- May 21: Tune in at 12 Noon to our “You Are the One in 2021” video for May with Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Ali Miller of Lake Haven Behavioral Center, and learn how to stress less and cope with daily stressors and anxiety.
Additionally, every Tuesday in May, HCMC will be showcasing a new video produced by Crove Media in our video series entitled #SilencetheShameTN that features both services available for behavioral health as well as personal stories from every day individuals who have suffered with mental health or substance abuse issues.
There will also be TikTok videos produced by youth in our service ara that will be published every #TikTokThursday, so watch for those as well.