It’s that time again! May is Mental Health Month. This year NAMI.org is promoting the theme Cure Stigma and has a website where you can go, take a quiz and learn more. I think it is a great theme for the month! Mental Health America is going with a different approach with it’s Fitness4Mind4Body theme. I’m not as thrilled with this approach because as person with chronic physical illnesses, it seems to lack nuance. Heck, even for those without my physical challenges, exercise and going outside doesn’t always do a damn thing for their mental health. I understand the whole person approach but I would rather see more nuance around the idea. Like for some people, increased physical activity does improve their mental state but for others, it simply does nothing or it can be harmful. There are so many factors that I honestly think MHA is not promoting a good campaign this year and I will not be sharing anything further than the link above.