Tag: mental health awareness

Coatesville Barber Shop Event

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On September 12, Voice and Vision partnered with Bookman’s Barber Shop, Willy’s Family Restaurant, and Krispy Krunchy Chicken to offer an afternoon of free haircuts, food vouchers, and information on mental health, substance use, and recovery in Coatesville, PA.  Professor Darryl set up his sound system to fill the air with music, featuring a prominent bass, and to allow Ben, Raymond, and John to tell their stories of recovery. Montreal, the intense poet, added his voice with change-inspiring...

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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
National Minority Mental Health Month has been observed each July since it was established in 2008. During this month, I took a closer look at how mental health affects minority community members and want to share some of what I learned with you.    Mental illness does not discriminate. No matter what race you are or identify with, mental illness can strike at any moment. Some individuals have easier access to healthcare to help cope with it, or even just a better support system against the...

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Never Underestimate the Power of Friendship – Carol and Mary

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and every year the main goal is to fight stigma, provide support, and advocate for support of people with mental health challenges and their families. A brief history about Mental Health Awareness Month. It has been observed in May in the US since 1949. The main purpose has always been to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses. Raising awareness nationally will help reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illness today. Compeer...

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Mental Health Awareness Month 2019

Mental Health awareness month 2019
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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How You Can Help End the Silence

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. Approximately...

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