Each year mental health issues affect millions of Americans and their friends and families. 1 in 5 U.S. Adults battle with a mental health condition. May is mental health awareness month, and there are many ways you can show your support for the cause.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) works to raise awareness, fight against stigmas, offer support, and provide education on mental health related issues. NAMI has established the #IntoMentalHealth hashtag to help raise awareness across social media.
You can also visit the NAMI website at www.NAMI.org to find ways to get involved and help spread awareness.
Many of us remember the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” that swept the world two years ago. The movement made great strides in promoting awareness of this debilitating disease, but there is still a lot that we can do to help build awareness and fundraise for the cause.
May is officially ALS Awareness Month, and we here at UBSNA thought we’d take this opportunity to share and promote a few different ways you can get involved.
Learn About ALS and Research Efforts
Building awareness and understanding of ALS is one of the first steps to building more fundraising for studies and research towards a cure. Visit The ALS Association’s website at ALSA.ORG to learn more.
Lend Your Voice
Become an advocate for this cause during May and throughout the rest of the year by spreading the word and building awareness. The ALS Association has designated the hashtag #ALSAware to help get the word out and build awareness across social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
There are so many great events and fundraisers that go on throughout the year that all strive to help build awareness and donations to support research into this devastating disease. Visit www.WalktoDefeatALS.org to find and join a walk or other event in your local neighborhood.