This year marks the 70th anniversary of Mental Health Awareness Month. Since its inception, we have certainly come a long way in terms of knowledge and treatment of mental illness. It’s individuals like you who continue the conversation, push for legislation change, and advocate for the right treatment, who make progress possible. However, we are not quite ‘there’ when it comes to eradicating stigma and getting people well. We still need to spread the word and...
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Mental Health Awareness Month
The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month. As an organization that advocates for individuals with mental illness, let us tell you why it’s important. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.
Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—9.8 million, or 4.0%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.
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