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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Light the Way for Mental Health Awareness Month (1)


YWCA Bradford reminds you that May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

As part of the national 2024 Where to Start: Mental Health in a Changing World Campaign YWCA Bradford joins Mental Health America. More than 51 million adults in the United States face the reality of managing a mental health illness every day.

We all have a role to play in Mental Health Awareness. YWCA Bradford has mental health activities planned for this May. 

The YWCA is partnering with Evergreen Elm, Futures Rehabilitation Center, and Community Links to “Light the Way” and "Chalk the Walk" all May long in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. Green is the color of Sexual Assault Awareness.


About YWCA Bradford’s Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities Program (MHDDP)

Donate Today!The YWCA's Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities Program (MHDDP) empowers individuals with serious mental health and/or developmental disabilities to develop skills and coping techniques to foster recovery and achieve the maximum level of independence at which they can successfully function.

Programs offered:

  • Medication Monitoring
  • Supported Living Services
  • Homemaker Chore

"Green Light Campaign"

Mental Health affects ALL of us. May is Light the Way for Mental Health Awareness Month. Change a light bulb to green to show your support or light a luminary bag in a prominent place (like a front porch) each night. Bags are available at YWCA and Community Links. Let's end the stigma and talk about Mental Health.

Chalk the Walk

Join us in Chalk the Walk on May 20th. Write messages of awareness, hope, and prevention with chalk on the sidewalk in front of your home or business. 

Please share any photos on Facebook, tagging @ywcabradford. 


Day of Action: Wear Green

 Wear green and support Mental Health Awareness. Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans will experience a diagnosable mental health condition this year? "Be Seen in Green" during Mental Health Month this May; you're not just wearing color; you're shining a light of hope and support on mental health. As the official color for mental health awareness, green represents renewal, hope, and vitality. Wearing green, whether it's a complete outfit, a simple green awareness bracelet, or lighting up your building, symbolizes unwavering support for mental health. Participating in this sends a powerful message: Mental health is important, and by joining together, we are advocating for and supporting mental health.