Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. We welcome other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities.
May is Mental Health Month 2018
When we talk about health, we can’t… Continue reading
What a year 2017 has been?
I am immensely grateful for all the good times, and the many new people that came into my life. I am sadden for the people that are no longer here due health reasons, natural disasters, and senseless killings. I pray next year we see less destruction, and more love and harmony.
I am thankful for the opportunities you gave me and the many doors you opened for my family this year. I am… Continue reading
The National Institute of Mental Health reports that 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have, or will have a serious mental health illness.
- 20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition
- 11% of youth have a mood disorder
- 10% of youth have a behavior or conduct disorder
- 8 % of youth have an anxiety disorder
- 37% of students with a mental health condition age 14 and older drop out of school – the highest dropout… Continue reading
Mental illness affects many people every year. Educating ourselves, learning about it, and doing for those less fortunate is how we will overcome stigma. Times have changed, and the mental illness stigma that exists needs to end. Let us join together and fight against these debilitating disorders.
Have you ever let uncertainty build up into anxiety, fear, or panic? The fact is that uncertainty is a normal part of life and it happens to everyone. The sense of entering into something new that we have never experienced can be debilitating and at any stage of life.
Uncertainty comes from having expectations without explicit knowledge that leads to self-doubt. Most people are afraid to start something and not be able to finish because it… Continue reading