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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health


During Mental Health Matters Month thousands of individuals, organizations, and communities join together to show their support and bring awareness to the topic of mental health. This year's Mental Health Matters Month theme is #HopeForChange.

The past year has undoubtedly brought unanticipated changes for us as individuals, families, and communities--leaving us to face these challenges and transform. Change is not always planned. It can be uncomfortable. But growth can also be powerful and empowering.

#HopeForChange reminds us to spread and rely on the hope that carried us through a year of change. These activities follow physical distancing guidelines and are built off the past year that changed many of our self-care activities. We hope you can join us.


It's Time!

It's time to take action for individuals and families living with mental illness. One in four adults or roughly 60 million Americans live with mental illness in their lives. It's time to provide support, educate our peers, and end the stigma of living with a mental illness.


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What is Mental Health Awareness Month?

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed during the month of May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings. This May, San Diego Unified School District joins the rest of the country to raise awareness around mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. Many of our students, staff, families, and communities are affected by mental illness. Join us this month to educate, support, and end the stigma.

SDUSD Departments Supporting Mental Health

Integrated Youth Services Division

Family Engagement

Mental Health Resource Center

Nursing and Wellness

School Police

School Psychology