Mental Health Awareness Month
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Mental Health Awareness Month is observed throughout May in the United States.
It raises awareness about mental illnesses, such as: depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. It also draws attention to suicide, which may be precipitated by some mental illness. It educates communities about disorders and reducing the stigma that surrounds it. As in similar events, e.g. Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Drunk Driving Awareness Month, the month came about via a bill passed in Congress.
See also 
- Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
- National Institute of Mental Health
- National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
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