Mental Health Awareness & Resources

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949. The month is observed with media, local events, and film screenings. Mental Health Awareness Month began in the United States in 1949 and was started by the Mental Health America organization.  The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness and educate the public about: mental illness, such as the 18.1% of Americans who suffer from depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder; the realities of living with these conditions; and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness.

Treatment Resources



 Community Hospital North, Behavior Health

  • 24 Hour Crisis Service   1-800-662-3445 or 317-621-5700

Fairbanks Hospital

St. Vincent Stress Center