May is Mental Health Awareness month. It is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience.

The staff at Erika’s Lighthouse is encouraging everyone to take the Positivity Pledge. The Positivity Pledge includes themed weeks focused on nutrition and mindfulness along with a new challenge each day including #ShareSunday, #MentalHealthMonday, #WinningWednesday, and #FamilyFriendsFriday.

The Positivity Pledge is an opportunity to support mental health, depression, and suicide prevention education in middle and high schools across the country. Join us in our efforts to ensure no teen feels alone and everyone deserves good mental health.

The Positivity Pledge calendar creates an opportunity for individuals to commit to 31 days focused on positive actions, helping others, self-care, and establishing good habits for positive mental health. Examples of daily activities include spreading the love by sending a healthy snack to those in need; making a list of traits you love about yourself; and finding time for self-reflection. This is an opportunity for all of us to focus on ourselves while also working together to make the world a better place.

You can control your own mental health, raise awareness and fundraise to support depression education and break the stigma. Sign up today and share with everyone that you are taking the Positivity Pledge.