Blog Writers Unite May 16 for Mental Health Awareness

May 14, 2012, 17:42 ET from American Psychological Association

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental health affects everyone and everything we do. Good mental health and stress management protect physical well-being. And depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Yet mental health still remains a topic that many don't feel comfortable discussing. That's why bloggers everywhere will unite on May 16 to share their stories about the importance of good mental health and awareness.


All voices and topics are united for the annual Mental Health Month Blog Party to recognize May as Mental Health Month. Previous participants have written about music, art, fitness, parenting, living with a chronic illness – and how mental health plays a role. All have written with a common goal – make mental health a priority.

Read more about the Mental Health Month Blog Party and learn how you can join the event:

The Mental Health Month Blog Party is hosted by Your Mind, Your Body, the mind/body health public education campaign blog for the American Psychological Association. Your Mind, Your Body is written by APA member-psychologists, who offer insights on healthy lifestyles and behaviors.

APA, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 137,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession and as a means of promoting health, education and human welfare.

Angel Brownawell

SOURCE American Psychological Association