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May is National Health Awareness Month

Posted on: May 13, 2022

According to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five U.S. adults experience mental health conditions each year. Research continues to show how important social connections are to our mental health. In fact, people who feel more connected to others have lower levels of anxiety and depression.

In recognition of this month, we encourage you to focus on your mental health by building or strengthening the social connections in your life. Here are a few Hello4Health™ resources to help you connect with others this month:

Mental Well-Being Resources for All Ages

Did you know Allina Health has mental well-being resources for people of all ages? You’re probably most familiar with Hello4Health, which focuses on social connections for adults, but Allina has two other mental well-being programs we encourage you to check out!

Health Powered Kids focuses on youth, ages 3-14, with lesson plans to help kids Be Active, Keep Clean, Find Balance and Eat Well. Examples of their well-being resources include:

Change to Chill focuses on youth, ages 13-19, with resources to help teens become more aware of what stress is, what causes it and how to manage it. Examples of their well-being resources include: