South Carolina Department of Mental Health

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:
E-mail: tracy.lapointe@scdmh.org
Phone:(800) 763-1024 or (803) 898-8582


Governor's Proclamation - Mental Health Awareness Month, 2017

Joint Resolution from SC General Assembly, Declaring May Mental Health Month

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

Handouts:

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.

Public Speaking:

DMH Agency Overview (.pdf)

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

Media:

News Release - South Carolina Observes Mental Health Month

Social Media Photo

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

Upcoming EVENTS:

May 7
, 2:00 pm
Nami Walk - Berkeley
OLD SANTEE CANAL PARK
900 Stony Landing Dr
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

May 19 - BCMHC Movie Night Under the Stars
Presenting: Sing
Moncks Corner Recreational Complex
418 E Main St, Moncks Corner

 

Updated 5/2/17