Release Date: 
Friday, May 12, 2023

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 our community.

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

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

We want to make you aware of some resources that are available to you at no charge.

HFC internal resources

Campus Safety provides 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

Counseling Center: Counselors can help you improve your ability to make healthy decisions, provide an expert listener's viewpoint for whatever you are experiencing, and offer coping mechanisms and support. Contact Dr. Brenda Hildreth at 313-845-9611 or

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

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:

  • HFC Title IX Coordinator Munira Kassim at 313-845-6301 or
  • HFC Student Deputy Title IX Coordinator Glenn Richards at 313-845-6315 or
  • HFC Employee Deputy Title IX Coordinator Mark Tade at 313-845-9851 or

External resources

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 early identification and successful mental health resources 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 best and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Take a mental health test to help promote early identification, and treatment during the month of May.

For questions or more information, contact Tiffany Webster at 313-845-9692 or