CAN Newsletter – May is Mental Health Awareness Month

CAN Newsletter

May is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience.  We have outlined some helpful resources to help you and your organization build awareness and conduct impactful conversations and awareness activities in your communities. #4mind4body

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