South Carolina Department of Mental Health

May is Mental Health Month Toolkit

The SCDMH May is Mental Health Month public awareness campaign stresses mental health problems are as important as physical health problems, as treatable and should be addressed with the same urgency. 

To make materials easy to access for employees across the state, this online toolkit has been created.

If you have questions contact the Office of Public Affairs:
E-mail: tll06@scdmh.org
Phone:(800) 763-1024 or (803) 898-8581


Presidential Proclamation -- National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2014

Governor's Proclamation

Sample Proclamation - Encourage your community to recognize May as Mental Health Month

News Release - Official News Release announcing Mental Health Month

 

Handouts:

Church Bulletin - Available for download and distribution in your area.

 

Sample Feature Story Pitch Letter - To encourage members of the media to write about mental health issues

 

Radio:

Sample Radio PSA Script - Public Service Announcement Script for your local radio stations

Sample Radio Pitch Letter - To accompany your PSA script on delivery, or for use as talking points when dropping off PSA

Public Speaking:

Elimination of Barriers Initiative - PowerPoint presentation

Pointers for Public Speakers - Tips to help you with your pitch meeting, or any other presentation.

Interactive map - Click your county to find events in your area


Joint Resolution - The SC Legislature Has Issued a Joint Resolution (S*1111 Concurrent Resolution, By Alexander, O'Dell, Pinckney, Lourie, Hayes and Kimpson), which reads:
A Concurrent Resolution to designate the month of May 2014 as "Mental Health Month" in South Carolina and to raise awareness and understanding of mental illness and the need for appropriate and accessible services for all people with mental illness.
To read the full text of the resolution, click here: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/bills/1111.htm


Facts about mental illness - For facts about mental illness, state-by state data and more, visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s web site by following this link: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/

 

 

Updated 5-6-14