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MAY 2023

Mental Health Awareness Month 2023

Look Around, Look Within: Your surroundings say a lot about your mental health

Where a person is born, lives, learns, works, plays, and gathers, as well as their economic stability and social connections, are part of what is called “social determinants of health” (SDOH). While many parts of your environment can be out of your control, there are steps you can take to change your space and protect your well-being.

Learn more with Mental Health America’s 2023 Mental Health Month toolkit for free practical resources. Go to to learn more.

Mental Health Awareness Month is also the perfect time to check in on your mental health! Checking in on your mental health can help you get treatment for any diagnosable mental health condition. Take a check-up from the neck up at


The Mental Health & Recovery Services Board hosted our 2nd annual Be Seen with Green to help raise awareness for mental health! We asked our three counties—which included public officials, businesses, schools, churches, and community members—to show their green anytime in May. Some ways to Be Seen with Green:

  • Wear your green - Anything you already own, last year's t-shirt, or a new t-shirt!

  • Light the outside of your business or home in green lightbulbs, provided by MHRSB

  • Businesses and churches display Be Seen with Green window clings, provided by MHRSB

  • Have special green items for sale

  • Any other way to be seen with green

We asked participants to send us their photos with green to share on our social media.

Participation in Be Seen with Green grew in 2023! New businesses, organizations, and schools jumped in, along with many more community members. All month long, we've been sharing your photos with green on our social media. There is still time to participate and share your photos with us!


Send your photos to us in an email to or through a Facebook message.

Photos from Be Seen with Green
These can also be viewed on our Facebook and Instagram @wecarepeople

If you are in crisis call 1-800-567-HOPE (4673) or text 741 741.

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