13 May Mental Health Action Day 2021
First National ‘Mental Health Action Day’ to Drive People to Take a First Mental Health Action for Themselves or Others
Lambda Phi Epsilon announces its collaboration in the first-ever Mental Health Action Day, to beheld on Thursday, May 20 in partnership with more than 500 leading brands, nonprofits, government agencies, and cultural leaders.
Over the past two decades, suicide rates have risen, particularly among young adults. And the COVID pandemic has accelerated the already dire crisis, giving way to what many mental health professionals have called the “second pandemic.”
Though more people than ever are comfortable discussing mental health, finding effective resources and knowing how to get help remains a challenge. Mental Health Action Day is an open-source movement of brands, organizations and cultural leaders to drive culture from mental health awareness to mental health action.
Partners will encourage people to take mental health action—whether for themselves, for their loved ones or to advocate for systemic changes. Resources and tools will be available for people to seek help in a myriad of ways from starting a meditation practice, learning how to support a friend, or advocating for change.
“Getting mental health support can be frightening at first, but making that first step will be worthwhile over time,” says Lambda Phi Epsilon Public Relations Coordinator Sebastien Khoutxaysana. “Improving mental health does not occur immediately. Mental health actions take time to practice and to understand.”
“From COVID-19 to economic struggles and the continuing fight for racial justice, the other half of the twin pandemic is the rise of our mental health challenges,” said Erika Soto Lamb, Vice President of Social Impact Strategy at MTV Entertainment Group. “This is a critical moment to shift our culture from mental health awareness to mental health action and MTV is proud to come together with diverse cross-sector leaders on this inaugural day to encourage and empower people to take action—for themselves, for their loved ones or for the systemic changes needed to improve our social and emotional wellbeing.”
Zac Antonius, Executive Director
Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc.
About Mental Health Action Day
Mental Health Action Day is an open-source movement of brands, organizations and cultural leaders to drive culture from mental health awareness to mental health action. The first Mental Health Action Day will take place on May 20, 2021 with a mission to encourage and empower people to take mental health action—whether for themselves, for their loved ones or to advocate for systemic changes, because mental health is health. Learn more at www.MentalHealthActionDay.org
About Lambda Phi Epsilon
Founded in 1981 at Los Angeles, California, Lambda Phi Epsilon International Fraternity, Inc. has grown to become the world’s largest Asian-interest fraternity. Lambda Phi Epsilon (ΛΦΕ, also known as LFE) aims to guide men on a lifelong discovery of authenticity and personal growth. To learn more, visit https://lambdaphiepsilon.com.