Congregation Har HaShem
Latest to Join ‘Mental Health Action Day,’
Largest Cross-Sector Effort to Shift from Awareness to Action for Emotional Wellbeing
Congregation Har HaShem and more than 900 partners will encourage and empower people to take #MentalHealthAction on Thursday, May 20
More information and full list of partners at www.MentalHealthActionDay.org
Boulder, CO — To address a global mental health crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and amid the continued struggle of systemic racism, Congregation Har HaShem and more than 900 organizations, brands, government agencies and cultural leaders have signed on to be part of the inaugural Mental Health Action Day on Thursday, May 20 during Mental Health Awareness Month. This open-source movement to shift culture from awareness to action on mental health has added more than 900 partners since its announcement one month ago.
Cultural and political leaders are among the new partners who are committed to encourage and empower their followers, fans, and constituents to take action on their mental health.
“Too often, our family members, friends, congregants, and neighbors feel alone and isolated due to the stigma of living and struggling with mental illness. We have an incredible opportunity to come together, let our friends and family know that they are not alone, and how we can move to action, together,” said Rabbi Fred Greene of Congregation Har HaShem in Boulder. “The conveners and partners of Mental Health Action Day recognize that we are stronger together, that we can make a difference in people’s lives, and I hope we can all rise to the challenge,” said Greene. Congregation Har HaShem is also a WISE (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, and Engaged) congregation and has created its own Covenant For Mental Health.
“This purpose-driven and diverse group of cross-sector partners will shift our culture from awareness to action on mental health — and the timing couldn’t be more spot-on,” said Erika Soto Lamb, Vice President of Social Impact Strategy at MTV Entertainment Group. “No matter who you are, we want you to hear the urgent call for mental health action on Thursday, May 20 — for yourself, for your loved ones or for your community.”
A full list of partners is available here.
Mental Health Action Day is being planned with the support of TaskForce, a cultural organizing agency that builds capacity for those taking on the most pressing challenges facing our communities, our nation and our world. More on Mental Health Action Day can be found at www.MentalHealthActionDay.org or you can follow along at #MentalHealthAction.
About Mental Health Action Day
Mental Health Action Day is an open-source movement of brands, organizations, government agencies, 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 their first actions on mental health — whether for themselves, for their loved ones or for their communities , because mental health is health. Learn more at www.MentalHealthActionDay.org