May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to shed light on the importance of mental wellness and the impact of mental illness on individuals, families, and communities. This annual observance aims to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and promote education and support for mental health.

Mental Health facts:

– 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences mental illness each year.

– 1 in 20 adults experiences a serious mental illness that interferes with daily life.

– 60% of people with mental illness do not seek help.

– Mental illness is a leading cause of disability worldwide.

Breaking the Stigma

Mental Illness is often shrouded in silence and shame, preventing people from seeking help and support. Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health requires a cultural shift in how we talk about and address mental wellness. By sharing out stories, listening without judgement, and promoting inclusive language, we can create a safe and supportive environment for mental health conversations.

Supporting Mental Wellness

– Encourage open conversations about mental health.

– Educate yourself and others on mental health conditions and resources.

– Support mental health initiatives and organizations.

– Prioritize self-care and stress management.

– Seek help if you or someone you know is struggling.

By working together to break the stigma and promote education and support, we can create a society that values mental health and well-being for all.

 

Resources:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Crists Text Line (text “HOME” to 741741)

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