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Mental Health Awareness Month: Pathways to Wellness

Wellness is essential to living a full and productive life. It's about keeping healthy and getting healthy. Mental Health America and its affiliates across the country lead the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. 

Download the Fact Sheets, including: 

  • What is Wellness?
  • Four Simple Steps
  • Understanding the Social Determinants of Health
  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month! Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is an oppotunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons to ride. 

Bike Month Guide - Use the League's Bike Month Guide to get started with planning your event. 

Bike Month Events - Post of find local Bike Month events! 

Jewish American Heritage Month - American Jews in Entertainment

April 20, 2006, President George W. Bush proclaimed that May would be Jewish American Heritage Month. The announcement was the crowning achievement in an effort by the Jewish Museum of Florida and South Florida Jewish community leaders that resulted in a resolution introduced by Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania.

 Related Sites

American Jewish Historical Society

Jew or Not Jew

Jewish Women's Archive

My Jewish Learning

National Museum of American Jewish History


National Military Appreciation Month

National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM) recognizes and celebrates the history of the United States armed services with an in-depth look at the diversity of its individuals and achievements. NMAM serves as a time for Americans to educate each generation on the historical impact of our military. NMAM honors, remembers, recognizes, and appreciates all military personnel. 

Important Dates

May 1st - Loyalty Day

May 8 - Victory in Europe (VE) Day

May 10th - Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 18th - Armed Forces Day

May 30th - Memorial Day

Military in Alabama

Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs

Anniston Army Depot

Fort Rucker

Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base

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