PRA Celebrates Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month! Mental Health Month is an opportunity to highlight the importance of mental health care and to share resources and support to encourage people to seek help when they need it. To honor the month, PRA staff shared their answers two questions:

  1. Why does mental health awareness matter?
  2. What does mental health awareness look like in your work?

PRA employees shared the following answers:

  1. Why does mental health awareness matter:
    • We all struggle sometimes, and we all deserve support
    • Because it shouldn’t be so easy to write people off who share in our experiences of life
    • Because mental health should be treated like physical health
    • Awareness breeds understanding. Understanding is where change begins
  2. What does mental health awareness look like in your work?
    • Using language to counteract mental health stigmas
    • Giving a voice to a vulnerable population
    • Valuing and appreciating every person we come into contact with
    • Using person-first, recovery-oriented language

View all of their answers in the video above! Why does mental health awareness matter to you? Share it in the comments below!

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