Release Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2022

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. HFC is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of its community, especially during uncertain times.

Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. May is a time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma that so many experience.

Not only is it Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, but more and more countries around the world are also raising awareness and prioritizing mental health.

The following are resources HFC has availability to assist our community.

HFC Internal Resources

Campus Safety provides various assistance, safety, and crime prevention services to the community. Campus Safety: 9911 from a campus phone or 313-845-9630 from an outside phone. Campus Safety can also be reached through your HFC Reach Out App and by email at campussafety@hfcc.edu.

Counseling Center: Counselors can help you improve your ability to make healthy decisions, provide an objective viewpoint for whatever you’re experiencing, and offer coping mechanisms. Contact Dr. Brenda Hildreth at 313-845-9611 or bjhildreth@hfcc.edu.

Assisted Learning Services provides accessible education to students with disabilities. Contact ALS at 313-845-9617 or als@hfcc.edu.

Employee Assistance Program is a free resources that supports the mental health of HFC employees. Here is a list of EAP services provided through Ulliance.

Office of Student Conduct and Title IX: The Title IX Office supports our community in creating and sustaining an environment that is free from all forms of sexual misconduct and discrimination. Contact Munira Kassim at 313-845-6301 or mmkassim@hfcc.edu or Mark Tade at 313-845-9851 or metade@hfcc.edu. All members of the HFC community are responsible for understanding and adhering to HFC’s standards of behavior.

External Relations

Mental Health America is the nation's leading community-based mental health non-profit organization. It helps promote and support individuals across the country with mental health issues.

  • MHA helps Americans of all ages better understand prevention, early identification, and intervention through a variety of information, online tools, and events.
  • MHA collaborates with a wide audience of affiliates and supporters to advance policy recommendations that promote its mission.
  • MHA works to protect the rights and dignity of individuals with experience nationwide and ensure that their peers and their voices are integrated into all areas of the organization.

Other mental health websites include:

Mental Health Screenings

Screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of some kind of mental health condition. Take a mental health test to help promote prevention, early identification, and intervention during the month of May.

For questions or more information, contact Tiffany Webster at 313-845-9692 or tlwebster1@hfcc.edu.