FourBlock Joins Third Annual ‘Mental Health Action Day’ on Thursday, May 18th
More than 2,000 organizations, brands and influential leaders around the world will activate on the theme “dedicate one hour to yourself, your loved ones, or your community”
Learn more at www.MentalHealthActionDay.org
NEW YORK, NY (May 18, 2023) — Spearheaded by MTV Entertainment Studios and TaskForce, the third annual Mental Health Action Day will be held on Thursday, May 18th with more than 2,000 organizations, brands, government agencies, and cultural leaders supporting the global movement that encourages and empowers people to take action for mental health. FourBlock is proud to join the mental health action movement and amplify available mental health resources with the service members, veterans, and military spouses in our community.
“We are proud to come together with this diverse group of influential and purpose-driven partners who share our commitment to empowering and encouraging people to shift from mental health awareness to mental health action,” said Erika Soto Lamb, Vice President of Social Impact Strategy at MTV Entertainment Studios. “When we recognize that mental health is health, we have an opportunity to demystify, destigmatize and normalize taking actions to help ourselves and each other.”
This year’s call to action is to dedicate one hour to a mental health action for yourself, your loved ones, or your community. Participants are encouraged to take their first steps towards mental health action — whether for themselves, for their loved ones or to advocate for systemic changes through a wide range of tools. Free resources and tools, such as an employer toolkit and platforms for hosting and organizing events, are available for organizations and groups to help support their audiences through a myriad of ways – from starting a meditation practice to learning how to support a friend to advocating for change.
Cultural leaders including Arianna Huffington, Deepak Chopra and Gabriella Wright, and brands and organizations including Snapchat, YouTube, Reddit, NAACP and NAMI, are among those joining Mental Health Action Day 2023. A full list of partners is available at mentalhealthaction.network/partners.
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 2023 Mental Health Action Day will take place on Thursday, May 18, 2023 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 MentalHealthIsHealth.us or you can follow along at #MentalHealthAction
FourBlock is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting veterans and military spouses in their transition from military service to meaningful civilian careers. FourBlock’s flagship Veteran Career Readiness Program is taught by corporate executives in major cities across the U.S. and now serves more than 600 transitioning veterans annually. To learn more about how FourBlock is equipping veterans and military spouses to successfully transition to meaningful civilian careers, visit fourblock.org or contact email@example.com.