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Mental Health Awareness Month

Tools 2 Thrive - Mental Health Month

While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The good news is there are practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency - and there are ways that everyone can be supportive of friends, family, and co-workers who are struggling with life’s challenges or their mental health.

This May is Mental Health Month and we are highlighting #Tools2Thrive - what individuals can do daily to prioritize their mental health, build resiliency in the face of trauma and obstacles, support those who are struggling and work towards a path of recovery.

For each of us, the tools we use to keep us mentally healthy will be unique. Mental illnesses are real, and recovery is possible. Finding what works for you may not be easy but can be achieved by gradually making small changes and building on those successes. By developing your own #Tools2Thrive, it is possible to find the balance between work and play, the ups and downs of life, and physical health and mental health – and set yourself on the path to recovery. For more information, visit



Tools2Thrive: HANDOUT Creating Healthy Routines (PDF)

Tools2Thrive: HANDOUT Eliminating Toxic Influences (PDF)

Tools2Thrive: HANDOUT Finding the Positive After Loss (PDF)

Tools2Thrive: HANDOUT Owning Your Feelings (PDF)

Tools2Thrive: HANDOUT Supporting Others (PDF)

Tools2Thrive: HANDOUT Connecting with Others (PDF)


Videos with Helpful Resources:

Youth: 30 second

Parent: 30 second


Helpful Websites:

Bell Socialization Mental Health Services

York County Human Services