Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month. The campaign this year is "WhyCare?" and emphasizes how the “power of caring” can make a life-changing impact on the more than 40 million people in the U.S. who face the day-to-day reality of having a mental health condition. The focus is on increasing education, resources, and access to care.

We believe it's important to educate people about potential mast cell involvement in mental health issues. Presented here is a sampling of articles and medical abstracts to aid and encourage communities to raise awareness of the impact that mast cell-related conditions can have on mental health. Disclaimer

Articles & Resources of Interest

Below is a partial list of articles and abstracts that discuss the effects of mast cell-related conditions on mental health.


Autonomic Nervous System Disorders (POTS/Dysautonomia)

Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue (HDCT)

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Lyme Disease & Tick Borne Encephalitis

Mast Cell Activation Disorders (MCAD)


Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Multiple Sclerosis

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)



To learn more about Mental Health Month visit these websites: