May is Mental Health Month Public Awareness 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:
Phone:(800) 763-1024 or (803) 898-8581
Presidential Proclamation- National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2015
Sample Proclamation - Encourage your community to recognize May as Mental Health Month
DMH Brochure: Available from the DMH Print Shop
Fact Sheets: Statistics, Information on Diagnoses, and more, from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Facts about mental illness - state-by state data (SAMHSA)
Church Bulletin - Available for download and distribution in your area.
DMH Official News Release - South Carolina Observes Mental Health Month
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
Sample Feature Story Pitch Letter - To encourage members of the media to write about mental health issues
DMH Agency Overview (.pdf)
Pointers for Public Speakers - Tips to help you with your pitch meeting, or any other presentation.