Mental Health Awareness Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month.

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being. While one in five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The COVID-19 pandemic has had profound impacts on the mental health of people of all ages, and now more than ever it is critical to reduce the stigma.

In collaboration with the City of Geneva's 708 Mental Health Board, Geneva teens are participating in education and advocacy messaging about mental health. Some of their efforts include tying green ribbons on the grounds of the high school, middle schools, Geneva City Hall, and other select locations.

Geneva's Mental Health Board applauds the student's efforts in encouraging everyone to prioritize their total well-being.

The Board also invites the community to check out the resource flyers provided by Mental Health America.