CARRBORO, N.C. -- May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Carrboro, as proclaimed by Mayor Lydia Lavelle.
“I ask all residents to support those who struggle with mental health challenges, to understand the resources that are available to those in need, and to encourage those in need to seek help, in order to achieve well-being for themselves as well as their friends, families, and community,” Mayor Lavelle said.
The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Month is “You Are Not Alone” and using the time to focus on the healing value of connecting in safe ways, prioritizing mental health, and acknowledging that it’s okay to not be okay; these connections and stories will be shared by the National Alliance on Mental Illness through their website www.nami.org.
The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses; to draw attention to suicide, which can be precipitated by some mental illnesses; and to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses.
Read Mayor Lavelle’s proclamation at http://townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/9102/2021-Mental-Health-Awareness-Month