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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness 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.
 
Attached to this email is a document developed by our Portsmouth School Department mental health staff. It is designed for parents and guardians to provide resources through using links to articles and websites and covers a variety of topics.