Social Media Toolkit

Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and May 7th is Children's Mental Health Day!

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.

These messages and links can be used as is or they can be customized in any way that works best for your community by directing to your prevention program’s information.

Keep an eye on the Get Parenting Tips Facebook and Instagram feeds, which will share more tips throughout the month.

Dates to Remember:

  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month
  • May 7th is Children's Mental Health Day

Sample Social Media Posts

Hashtags:  #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

Feel free to copy and paste these posts directly into your social media accounts. Most links will auto-populate imagery but there are also sample images to accompany the content and links below. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the afternoons and early evenings are recommended post times to coordinate posting in similar timeframes across multiple platforms.

Parents

  • 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. We have tips for creating harmony at home, especially during these unusual times:
    https://www.getparentingtips.com/parents
  • 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, especially right now, but you are not alone! To talk to someone, contact your local FAYS (Family and Youth Success) program:
    https://tinyurl.com/TXFAYS
  • It's #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth and the Texas Youth Helpline is here to help youth and families! It is OK to not be OK and ask for help. Express your feelings, your mental health matters!
    Call: 1-800-989-6884.
    Text: 512-872-5777.
    Chat: https://tinyurl.com/DFPSTXYH
  • 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.
    Call: 1-800-989-6884
    Text: 512-872-5777
    Chat: https://tinyurl.com/DFPSTXYH
    FAYS: https://tinyurl.com/FAYSTX

Child/Youth

  • 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 parents to missing early warning signs and delay getting kids the help they need: 
    https://getparentingtips.com/kids/health/kids-and-mental-health
  • Of the 8.9 million young adults who reported having a mental illness in 2018, more than 2 in 5 went untreated. Let your child know it's okay to ask for help. Tell them they are not alone!
    Call: 1-800-989-6884
    Text: 512-872-5777
    Chat: https://tinyurl.com/DFPSTXYH
  • Let the youth in your life know they have somewhere to go if they need to talk. Parent, family, and friends can call too! The Texas Youth Helpline is available 24/7 for free:
    Call: 1-800-989-6884
    Text: 512-872-5777
    Chat: https://tinyurl.com/DFPSTXYH

Postpartum/Maternal

Self-Care

Pandemic

The fatigue caused by the pandemic can be hard on you and your family. Take care of your #MentalHealth by talking to someone. Try calling the Statewide #COVID19 Mental Health Support Line toll-free at 833-986-1919. Learn more here:
http://ow.ly/QX3W50ATIvE

Suicide

DYK: Talking openly about suicidal thoughts and feelings can save a life? 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)
Chat: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Community

For Posting on May 7th, National Children's Mental Health Day:

DYK today is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day? Check out this free digital event to build awareness and community support that reduces the stigma surrounding mental health challenges so children, youth, and families do not feel alone in facing them: 
https://cmhaustin.weebly.com

Sample Images

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Young child sitting on stairs resting her face in her hands. Text: It's OK to not be OK. GetParentingTips.com
Teenager looking down sadly. Text: It's OK to not be OK. GetParentingTips.com
Father and son taking a walk. Text: Need parenting self-care tips? GetParentingTips.com
Mom resting her hands on her forhead. Text: Feeling parenting stress? GetParentingTips.com
Frustrated dad with kid in front of a laptop. Text: Feeling parenting stress? GetParentingTips.com
It's OK to ask for help. Texas Youth Helpline. National Domestic Violence Hotlne. COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line. Suicide Prevention.
Texas HHS. Call the toll-free COVID-19 mental health support line: 833-986-1919 Average wait time: 30 seconds. Texas counties served: 159.
Mental health awareness month blue badge with a ribbon.

Resources

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