Ending the Stigma | Mental Health Awareness Month
May marks National Mental Health Awareness Month, a nationwide public awareness campaign to help fight the stigma around mental health. In response, U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) issued the following statement:
“Over 45 million American adults are living with a mental health condition, and more than 1 in 4 adults will experience a mental health disorder this year alone. That means each of us likely knows someone living with mental illness. Yet, because of the stigma around mental health, many choose to remain silent or live in fear. All of us can and must do more to raise awareness and guide individuals toward available resources. People need to always know it is okay to ask for help. You are not alone.”
To learn more about Mental Health Awareness Month, please visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness website. Show your support for Mental Health Month and add your voice to the conversation by using: #MentalHealthMonth, #MHAM, #EndTheStigma, and #YouAreNotAlone.