As news and information flood our daily lives amidst the current crisis, we wanted to take the opportunity to focus on the positive. Earlier this week, the Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney, announced the launch of a new public awareness campaign taking place this May, which builds on national Mental Health Awareness Month.
The #MindPHL Together campaign, sponsored by the City of Philadelphia and Independence Blue Cross, includes a new, easy-to-use website, MindPHLtogether.com, that will serve as a hub for mental health resources — making them more readily available to all Philadelphians. The campaign aims to:
- Bring an improved community understanding of mental health and well-being;
- Reduce the stigma associated with needing mental health support;
- Encourage Philadelphians to seek help for themselves and others; and
- Offer vital support needed by those impacted by mental health challenges.
“During this unprecedented time, many of us are experiencing loss, anxiety, stress, or overwhelming sadness. I want to remind Philadelphians to be mindful, know you are not alone, and that it’s okay to seek help for these and other symptoms.”Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney
Additionally, the City’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) will hold virtual events throughout the month focused on mental health. Visit healthymindsphilly.org for an updated calendar and click here to find out more about how DBHIDS is transforming Philly’s behavioral health system.
The City thanks Independence Blue Cross, Visit Philadelphia, Cashman & Associates, and ChatterBlast Media for making this campaign possible.
For a mental health emergency, contact the Crisis Hotline at 215-685-6440. For free, 24/7 online behavioral health screening and tools for emotional well-being, visit healthymindsphilly.org.