Mental Health Awareness


Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI Minnesota joins in the national movement to raise awareness about mental health by holding special presentations, author talks, classes, and more in our effort to fight discrimination, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies to help people with mental illnesses and their families. Below find NAMI Minnesota classes and presentations for May is Mental Health Awareness Month 2022.

Mental Health Quiz

There are still many harmful attitudes and misunderstandings around mental illness, which may make people ignore their mental health, fuel stigma, and make it harder to reach out for help. Take the following quiz and see if you can separate the myths from the facts.

Brochures and Fact Sheets

NIMH offers brochures and fact sheets on mental health disorders and related topics for patients and their families, health professionals, and the public. Printed materials can be ordered free of charge. Brochures and fact sheets are also offered in digital formats and are available in English and Spanish.

Minnesota Thrives

MN Thrives is a collectively sourced and interactive database of current Minnesota based efforts that promote mental well-being and inclusive, thriving communities. MN Thrives is intended to help Minnesota communities:

  • Create a comprehensive picture of current mental well-being strategies, locally and statewide, to inform and guide planning efforts.
  • Actively connect and learn from each other.
  • Grow and spread mental well-being strategies across communities and sectors.
  • Mental Health First Aid

    Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses. Find a course near you.

    SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

    Mental Health Screening Tools

    A screening is a tool that has been proven by research to help identify symptoms of a mental health disorder. MHA's screening tools provide an anonymous, free and private way to learn about your mental health and if you are showing warning signs of a mental illness.

    A screening only takes a few minutes, and after you are finished you will be given information about the next steps you should take based on the results. A screening is not a diagnosis, but it can be a helpful tool for starting a conversation with your doctor or a loved one about your mental health.

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