Written by Michele Wheat
From childhood to adolescence, through adulthood and old age, mental health is important to take care of at every stage of life. Maintaining mental wellness positively impacts the way one responds to stress, relates to others, makes important decisions, etc., whereas mental health issues or illnesses can negatively influence one’s thoughts, behaviors, moods, and actions. Unfortunately, 1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, with approximately 10 million adults experiencing both mental and addiction disorders. Because of this, advocacy and education for mental health matters are an integral focus for society, hence why Mental Health Awareness Month is so important to commemorate.
Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month with Wristbands
Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 as a way to inform the public about mental illnesses, the realities of those living with these conditions, and strategies for achieving better mental health and wellness. It also aims to reduce the stigma and misconceptions surrounding mental illness, as well as focus on suicide prevention. The month-long observance is recognized every year in May.
To demonstrate support for Mental Health Awareness month, green silicone wristbands are often personalized with designs that promote positive mental health. To design your own mental health awareness bracelets right from our website, select your preferred inscription method, bandwidth, colors/patterns, and any add-ons (like keychain conversion and individual bagging). To make your mental health awareness bracelets stand out even more, customize with the font, ink color (if applicable), format, and text of your choice. Some common expressions or phrases include:
- “It’s ok to not be ok”
- “Just breathe”
- “You are not alone”
Upload your own art/images or choose from the hundreds of clipart options we offer; some of the more frequently utilized symbols for mental health awareness include semi-colons, bells, flowers, butterflies, infinity symbols, hearts, and of course- the always popular and fitting awareness ribbon. Proceed with picking your preferred delivery date, and you’re done! If you have a design request that cannot be achieved via our online customization tool (ex: multiple ink or specific Pantone [PMS] colors, distinct bandwidth measurements, precise structuring/placement of text/artwork, etc.), no worries! Our Wristband Resources Customer Service Team is here Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm CST, and ready to assist. Call 1.888.256.0816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will take care of the rest!