May 1, 2017
May is Mental Health Month.
Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family.
When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. Yet, people experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently—and some engage in potentially dangerous or risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential mental health problem. That is why this year’s theme for May is Mental Health Month—Risky Business—is a call to educate ourselves and others about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating mental illnesses, or could be signs of mental health problems themselves.
Join us in raising awareness for the importance of mental health. Take action today to help others as we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Help us spread the word by showing you're #IntoMentalHealth.