Every day is a chance to show compassion and understanding to those suffering from a mental illness and May is the month that is dedicated to spreading awareness about mental illnesses, which have been stigmatized for far too long. It is estimated that one out of every five Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Unfortunately, the stigma attached to these health issues often shames people from seeking the help they need.
Having a month dedicated to raising awareness regarding mental health shines a light on a topic that is generally treated as taboo and rarely talked about. An increase in awareness also increases the importance of understanding the need for the prevention and treatment of issues related to mental health.
How does raising awareness make a tangible difference in the lives of those who suffer from mental illness? Some of the successes of these efforts include:
If you want to show your support for Mental Health Awareness Month, but are unsure how we have some tips that will allow you to participate in de-stigmatizing mental illness:
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