May is Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Mental Health Awareness Month & Jewish American Heritage Month

Posted by Carleigh Blaylock
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is commemorating & celebrating May as Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, and Jewish American Heritage Month. We invite all of you to join us as we celebrate! 

Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is a time to uplift and celebrate Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander voices, encourage self-education for non-AAPI individuals, and offer support to the AAPI community. The AAPI communities have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history of the United States and had their lives dramatically influenced by moments in its history. The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion stands with the AAPI community and celebrates the deep connections AAPI individuals have to all facets of American history.

Resources:

https://asianpacificheritage.gov/

https://www.pbs.org/articles/2021/05/celebrate-asian-american-pacific-islander-heritage-month-2021/

https://www.nps.gov/subjects/npscelebrates/asian-american-pacific-islander-heritage-month.htm

 

Jewish American Heritage Month is an annual recognition and celebration of American Jews’ achievements and contributions to the United States of America during the month of May. May is a time for Americans of all backgrounds to discover, explore, and celebrate the vibrant and varied American Jewish experience from the dawn of our nation to the present day.

Resources:

https://www.jewishheritagemonth.gov/

https://www.nmajh.org/jewish-american-heritage-month/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_American_Heritage_Month

 

C.W. Suicide Prevention, Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949 and was started by the Mental Health America organization. There are millions of Americans who live with mental health issues every day and this month is an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health, fight stigma, provide support, educate and advocate for policies that support people with mental health issues.

We would like to take this time to highlight Emory & Henry’s Powell Resource Center as an on-campus mental health resource available to you.

You can schedule an appointment:

  • by filling out the form online here
  • by phone at 276-944-6144
  • by emailing Administrative Assistant Ashley Gardner at abgardner@ehc.edu
  • Support after hours is available by contacting Campus Police or reaching out to the Resident Advisor on duty who can reach the counselor on call.

Additional Hotlines:

SAMHSA’s National Helpline for mental health & substance abuse: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

LGBTQ+ Support Hotline: 1-888-234-7243

Resources:

https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Health-Awareness-Month

https://www.mhanational.org/mental-health-month

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_Health_Awareness_Month

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