Mental Health Awareness Month is Here! (also referred to as "Mental Health Month") has been observed in May in the United States since 1949, reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings. Its purpose is to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses, the realities of living with these conditions; and strategies for attaining mental health and wellness. Additionally, Mental Health Awareness Month strives to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses.
The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation continues to work on projects and programs that need your support to provide systemic family therapists the best resources. We also serve to recognize those in the field who are going above and beyond in the profession and their communities.
Did you know:
- Close to 500 MFTs in training have received Foundation support in their vital work with underserved populations in the United States.
- Nearly 100 MFTs and those in training have received recognition from the Foundation for their research into advancing our profession and the practice of MFT.
- Vital trainings and initiatives focused on working with emergent issues such as treatment of immigrants and refugees and supporting families impacted by incarceration are being developed by the Foundation.
- The Foundation works with partners and programs such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Mental Health US, and Don’t Deny Me to bring needed attention to the crippling barriers to mental health services in an effort to increase access for all.
The AAMFT Foundation is funded entirely by contributions from MFTs from around the world who want to help influence positive change in our society. But without your support, these efforts won’t continue.
Join your fellow MFTs today by donating to the AAMFT Research and Education Foundation to support our commitment to building a better tomorrow for us all.
With a range of stimulating programs and activities, the Foundation is continuously pushing innovation and creativity in systemic family therapy. Donors can feel good that contributions are helping students learn and advance therapy knowledge and skills; that MFTs are benefiting from inspirational and educational speakers; and soon to be therapists are recognized for their diligence and ingenuity in research. The future of the Foundation is focused on developing the next generation of innovative ideas to advance the practice and profession of systemic family therapy!
The Foundation is committed to distinctiveness, innovation, and excellence for the advancement of the marriage and family therapy profession. Committed MFTs share and participate in our vision through academic, advisory, or financial contributions. The AAMFT Foundation presents an extraordinary opportunity for visionary individuals, companies and foundations to support critical initiatives that produce better outcomes and build stronger families.
We encourage you visit our website to learn more about our work and make a donation to the Foundation during Mental Health Awareness Month!