Social Media Toolkit
Mental Health Awareness
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! We need your help empowering communities with resources to keep Texas children, youth, and families mentally healthy.
Mental health is important all year round, but the month of May focuses on this topic to raise awareness and reduce mental health stigma. We encourage you to promote mental health awareness and resources with your networks. Our goal for this month is to reach as many individuals as possible to equip families with knowledge and resources to support mental health practices in Texas.
Included in this toolkit:
- Messaging: The sample messaging can be used as is or can be customized in any way that works best for your community. For example, if your agency has specific local resources or if your agency has a specific prevention program, consider replacing some of the links to the Get Parenting Tips website with links to your program’s information.
- Images: There are some sample GetParentingTips.com branded social media image designs included in this toolkit that you are free to share on your socials and with your networks.
- Resources: Additional mental health resources are listed below.
Dates to Remember:
- Monday, May 2: Children's Mental Health Acceptance Day Texas
- Saturday, May 7: National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
Sample Social Media Posts
Pick articles that reflect the population you support, or feel free to link to your own resources.
Hashtags: #MentalHealth #TexasMentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth
When sharing Get Parenting Tips content, links, or branded images, please tag:
#GetParentingTips @GetParentingTips GetParentingTips.com
- Raising kids is stressful and can be a full-time job! It's not always easy, but it's possible when you have the tools and support needed. Learn tips to help face the stress of parenting:
- When it comes to managing parenting stress, taking a break from your kids is not a bad thing. Sometimes focusing on you is the best thing you can do. Learn more: https://youtu.be/Cc93y5B4UvA
- Parenting can be stressful, but you are not alone! To talk to someone, contact your local FAYS (Family and Youth Success) program: https://tinyurl.com/TXFAYS
- May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth. It’s OK to not be OK and ask for help. Express your feelings - your mental health matters!
- Parenting is hard. It’s hard all on its own, so when you throw in all of life’s other responsibilities, it can be overwhelming at times. Anxiety as a parent is inevitable and normal. Learn how to stay calm and deal with anxiety before reacting to situations:
- DYK it's #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth? There are multiple resources for Texas families to get help via FAYS and the Texas Youth Helpline. No challenge is too big or small, and you’d be surprised how much just talking to someone makes a difference.
- If you're concerned your child may be struggling with a mental health condition, you're not alone. The stigma surrounding mental health disorders in children can lead to parents missing early warning signs and can delay kids getting the help they need:
- Did you know many millions of young adults in the United States reportedly have some form of mental illness and at least a third of those go untreated? Let your child know it's okay to ask for help. Tell them they are not alone!
- Grief comes in many forms and can happen at any age. It’s not easy, and if your child is grieving from a loss, it may not be easy to talk about it. Learn how to help your child with grief and healing:
- Everyone experiences anxiety and stress in life, but children often don’t know how to talk about or deal with their feelings. In this video, learn how you can help your kids deal with anxiety:
- Family pets can be a source of comfort and fun for the whole family. They can also teach children life lessons, responsibility, respect for living things, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Learn more about the benefits of kids and pets at:
- Let the youth in your life know they have somewhere to go if they need to talk. Parents, family, and friends can call too! The Texas Youth Helpline is available 24/7 for free:
- Is it the baby blues or something else? More than 15% of Texas women experience postpartum depression, and it’s the #1 complication from childbirth. Learn more at: https://youtu.be/N8inuQJcJM0
- Do you know what the #1 complication from childbirth is for Texas moms? Find out here:
- Stress can impact the whole family. Here are 10 quick things you can do when feeing stressed:
- Learning self-care habits early in life can help youth learn to cope with stress in a healthy way. For self-care tips and to access a free self-care calendar from the Texas Youth Action Network, visit:
- DYK talking openly about mental health and suicidal feelings can help save a life? Learn how to talk to your teens about mental health and suicide prevention:
- It’s ok to not be ok. And it’s ok to talk about it. National and local mental health services are available for those at risk of suicide:
Call: 800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK)
Text: TX to 741741 (free, 24/7)
- Monday, May 2 - Children's Mental Health Acceptance Day
Check out this free digital event on Monday, May 2nd to help to build awareness, community support, and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health challenges so that children, youth, and families do not feel alone in facing them: https://cmhaustin.weebly.com
- Saturday, May 7 - Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
DYK today is Children's Mental Health Awareness Day? Learn more about how to help spread awareness at:
- Keep an eye on the Get Parenting Tips Facebook and Instagram feeds, which will share more tips throughout the month.
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- Texas HHSC Mental Health
- Texas HHSC Suicide Prevention
- Texas Suicide Care Initiative
- Texas Suicide Prevention Collaborative
- Cook Children's Suicide Prevention Joy Campaign
- Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD
- Integral Care in Travis County
- MHMR of Tarrant County
- Tropical Texas Behavioral Health
- Texas Youth Action Network
- American Psychological Association
- NAMI "You Are Not Alone" Partner Guide