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:


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
Instagram: instagram.com/getparentingtips
Facebook: facebook.com/GetParentingTips

Parents

Child/Youth

  • 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:
    https://www.getparentingtips.com/kids/development/kids-and-pets-are-great-together
  • 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:
    Call: 1-800-989-6884
    Text: 512-872-5777
    Chat: dfps.state.tx.us/youth-helpline

Postpartum/Maternal

Self-Care

Suicide

Community

  • 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:
    https://www.apa.org/pi/families/children-awareness-day
  • Keep an eye on the Get Parenting Tips Facebook and Instagram feeds, which will share more tips throughout the month.

Sample Images

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Young Mom sitting at a laptop with a kid on each side of her. Text: Feeling Parenting Stress? GetParentingTips.com
Two ladies out for a walk. Text: GetParentingTips.com
Mom holding her daughter's hands and talking with her. Text: It's OK to not be OK. GetParentingTips.com
Mom caressing and consoling her teenage daughter. Text: It's OK to not be OK. GetParentingTips.com
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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